Chili cooks sought for Festival contest

Be it fiery hot, just plain tasty or a whole new twist, you can test the mettle of your own chili recipe at the Festival at Mount Si.

Chili cooks have until the end of the month to reserve their spoon spot on the annual Festival At Mount Si Chili Cookoff.

Cooks compete for people's choice and judges awards. The top soup chef gets a $300 cash prize, trophy and bragging rights.

The event takes place on Sunday, Aug. 9 Tasting is from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and winners are announced at 2:45 p.m.

Cooks must put down a $35 deposit to hold their spot. The deposit is returned after the contest.

For more information on the competition, visit, or call 425) 888-8837. Rules and an entry application can be downloaded at

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