Chili cook-off

Another big crowd is expected for the Magnolia State Bank chili cook-off Saturday in Laurel.

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Chili Cook Off set for Feb. 8 in downtown Laurel


The ninth annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off is set for Saturday, Feb. 8, in downtown Laurel.

There will be music, beverages and plenty of simmering chili as the competition between teams heats up. All entries will be cooked on site and judged by a team of professionals.

Grand-prize winners will be chosen in two categories — traditional and homestyle — and the winning teams will receive $1,000 each. 

The chili will be sold in an all-you-can-eat bowl for $10, or in a “bottomless” keepsake pottery bowl handcrafted by Carl Buchanan for $25. Kids under 12 eat free.

The tasting and festivities start at noon next Saturday.

For more, visit or call 601-433-3255 or email or Heather Brown at

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