Who doesn't love a nice big bowl of Chili and the feeling of helping your community?

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You can experience both of those this Saturday at Sullivan Field in Grand Rapids.

Chili Cook-off Saturday At Historic Sullivan Field

Homemade Beef Chili Con Carne with Cheese and Onions
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This Saturday (September 30th) Fans of Valley Field are hosting a chili cook-off with all proceeds going toward the activation and renovation of the historic ballpark.

Who Are Fans Of Valley Field?

Fans of Valley Field is a grassroots effort to restore and revitalize a precious gem of a field, located on the West Side of Grand Rapids, Michigan - Sullivan Field (originally named Valley Field).

Chili Cook-Off At The Ball Park

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There are several different ways to enjoy the chili cook-off.

Sample the chili

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An entry ticket for the event is $5, you can get an unlimited taste wristband for $15

Kids 10 and under are free.

Compete in the chili cook-off

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If you've been part of the chili cook-off before you can enter this year for just $25.

If you're a new team the cost is $50.

You can get more information about tickets and competing in the event by clicking here

More Details About The Chili Cook-Off

  • Gates open at Sullivan Field at 10 a.m.
  • The chili cook-off doesn't start until 2:30 pm but there will be available for purchase before then.
  • There will be live music including 4 bands starting at 12:15 p.m.
  • Outside coolers with food and beverages are allowed, NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL can be brought in - per state law.
  • Dogs on leash are allowed
  • Lawn seating only, so bring a chair. Blankets, umbrellas, and canopies are also allowed

You can more information about the event by clicking here.

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