The Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual 5K Frostbite Run on Saturday, Feb. 7.
But runners can look forward to hot food at the finish line: The Chamber’s Chili Cook-Off starts at the same time, 11 a.m., and next to Clark Park. The Chili Cook-Off will last longer than usual, ending at 5 p.m.
The cook-off portion of the event will take place in a heated tent on the corner of W. Prairie Street and Michigan Avenue. Tanya Delong, president of the Vicksburg Area Chamber of Commerce, is enthusiastic about bringing the event back to downtown. “We are excited to have the chili cook-off again and are looking forward to seeing everyone there for great fun and fantastic chili,” she said. Those attending the event will be able to sample chili from many local restaurants and organizations.
In addition to the cook-off and run, other events will be taking place. These include outhouse races and music inside the tent. Prizes will also awarded to the restaurants and organizations that participate in the Chili Cook-Off. If successful, the Vicksburg Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to continue the combined effort in future years.