The 4th Annual Shriners Chili & Wing Cook Off – Blues Fest will be held on Saturday June 10, 2017 on the Miracle Mile in Mansfield, Ohio. The festival, which takes place on Park Avenue West in Mansfield, will kick off at 3pm with emcee Tommy Barnes will officially opening the competition. Current Miss Ohio Alice Magoto will sign the national anthem and the 2017 Miss Ohio contestants will be in attendance. While the Blues Fest goes till 11pm, if you want to sample chili or wings you will want to get there early as most all vendors will be sold out by 7pm.
The Chili & Wing Cook Off will feature contestants from four divisions (Restaurants, Corporate, Non-Profit and Amateur). Current contestants include: The Old Bag of Nails Pub, MVP Sports Bar & Grille, Old Carolina BBQ, D& K Pizza & Grill, The Back Room, Mikes Pizza, Park 116 Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, Knights of Columbus, Amvets Post #26, The Starfish Project, Mansfield Shrine Club, Mansfield Police Department, Mansfield Fire Department, MPD SWAT, Richland County Sheriffs Office, Ashland County Sheriffs Office, and the 179th Air Lift Wing.
This year’s cook off will feature the Chili Dog and Wing Eating Contests on the main stage and will again offer a VIP Tent, and a beach corn hole tournament. Local food vendors including Old Carolina BBQ, Slab Daddys BBQ, Food Trucks, Pizza and more will be serving tasty dishes in the Superior Beverage – Miller Lite Beer Garden.
The Bluesfest will feature The Jimi Vincent Band, Walk It Off, Red Oakley Band & The Soul Satyr Horns, The S’yVelt Ensemble, and Micah Ian Kesselring Band.
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2016 Chili & Wing Cook Off Winners
First: Pizza Pit
Second: The Back Room
First: Knights of Columbus
Second: Re-Elect Bishop
Third: Teamsters Local 40
Public Safety Chili
First: Mansfield Fire
Second: Richland County Sheriff Office
First:The Back Room
Second: China Club
First: Amvet’s Post 26
Second: Mansfield Shrine Club
Public Safety Wings
First: MPD-SWAT (also People’s Choice)