The City of Marion's Historic Marion Revitalization Association works with the City of Marion and the Marion Chamber of Commerce to ensure that a master plan developed for the Historic Downtown is accomplished. We are committed to leading the revitalization of downtown Marion, making it a desirable place to live, work and play. Our future depends on building a community that provides a higher quality of life for its citizens, one that respects the past and looks forward to the future.
SWAMP FOX CHILI COOK OFF, February 27 and CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT!
The original producer of this community event was Accent Signs and Printing (ASAP) of Marion in 2010. The event was recently turned over to the Historic Marion Revitalization Association to continue this event which is much anticipated by many non-profit organizations in the County.
In 2010, there were approximately 600 attendees. This event has now grown to well over 2,000 attendants. Once again, we are proud to be part of the Gen. Francis Marion Days Celebration. We look forward to another highly successful benefit event.
In conjunction with the Swamp Fox Chili Cook Off, HMRA will hold it’s Olde Towne Marion Cornhole Tournament, a popular addition to an already successful weekend of Gen. Francis Marion (also know as the Swamp Fox) Days activities.
Ticket sales are generated by local non-profit organizations. Local non-profits are given the opportunity to sell tickets for three weeks prior to the event and are allowed to keep 100% of the ticket sales for use in their organization. In 2015 eleven Marion County organizations participated and collectively earned over $8,000. This money stays in the county and directly benefits the participating organizations.
Chili Cook Off Rules/Guidelines
There is no entry fee.
Competitors may enter more than one type of chili.
All competitors are responsible for purchasing their own ingredients.
All competitors are asked to prepare a minimum of 3 GALLONS OF CHILI per entry.
Competitors are responsible for all of their cooking utensils, condiments, etc.
- Serving cups, plastic utensils, paper towels, serving gloves, and hand sanitizers will be furnished by event staff
Serving chili begins at 12 noon (2/27/16)
Competitors need to arrive by 10:00 AM to set up in their designated areas. Anyone who arrives after 10:00 AM will not be allowed to enter the competition.
Chili can be prepared before arriving at the event. Be prepared to add your final touches and warm up your chili for serving.
There will be no electricity, you will need to have gas stoves/burners, sterno fuel, solar, wind power....
You are encouraged to decorate your designated area to personify your chili style; prize for the most creative, outlandish decor!
We encourage good-spirited trash-talking with other competitors.
We reserve the right to make changes or alterations to the rules prior to the event. You will be made aware of these changes before 2/25/16.bs
This is a 2 person team only event. Tournament format is straight double elimination and the bracket will be randomly seeded once all registrations are collected. ACA rules will be used for all play and scoring. ACA rules can be reviewed by going to www.playcornhole.org
Entry fees are non-refundable and you must be at least 12 years old to play. There’s a mandatory check in for teams between 12pm - 1pm, Feb. 27. The competition begins 2pm with games played until a winner is declared. The cost to register is $30 per team. Let’s not forget about the awards..1st Place - $250; 2nd Place - $100; 3rd Place - $50
Team registration payments can be paid two ways: (1) in person at the HMRA Office, 103 E. Dozier Street, Marion or (2) at check-in at the Tournament. Please make checks payable to HMRA.
Visit www.theswampfox.orgfor more information about how your non-profit can benefit in the Cook Off or how your Cornhole team can register or how to enter the Chili Cook Off Competition for prizes, contact HMRA at 843.423.9918. It’s all here for you in Downtown Marion! Come join the fun, fellowship and live entertainment!
You do not have to be a non-profit to enter the Chili Cook Off competition!