Port Townsend: Chili cookoff today at Jefferson County fairgrounds

PORT TOWNSEND — The Great Port Townsend Texas-Oklahoma Chili Cookoff takes place today at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds starting at 1 p.m.

There are no entry fees and no cash prizes.

Anyone who wants to enter is welcome to cook up a pot of chili and bring it to the fairgrounds shelter, where it will be kept warm on an open barbecue grill.

Judging will start around 2 p.m., according to David Goldsmith, last year’s verde chili winner.

The public is invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the afternoon at the fairgrounds.

A horseshoe tournament will also take place and Pete Raab will provide music.

After judging, cooks usually share their chili, Goldsmith said.

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