Monday, April 19, 2010

Chili Cooks Join Us May 16th in Old Town for fun and $$$

Western Days Chili Cookoff with Cash Prizes
Aromas of savory beef and unique blends of spicy seasonings, will rise into the air Sunday, May 16 at the Western Days Chili Cookoff in Old Town Temecula. The ICS-sanctioned event offers a $500 cash prize for the best red, $175 for the best Chili Verde and $75 for the best People’s choice recipe prepared at the event.

There are three ICS Categories, Red Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa. People’s choice is for Red Chili and Chili Verde. Cooking begins at 9 a.m. and People’s Choice Chili is available for tasting beginning at 1 p.m. Awards are at 4 p.m. Applications are available online at http://www.temeculacalifornia.com/ or call (951) 693-3952.

Western Days celebrates the history of the Old West in Old Town Temecula, with costumed characters, western music, calf roping lessons, stagecoach rides and a variety of exhibits May 15 and 16. The Old Town Temecula Gunfighters host a western skit and gunfight competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the corner of Old Town Front and Fourth Streets.

At high noon both days the Temecula Gunfighters treat the crowd to a comical bank robbery featuring dozens of bad guys in a final shoot out with the sheriff and his posse.

A Cattle Call competition will be held by Oldtowntemecula.com and will feature colorful calves created from wooden saw horses. Last year’s entrants included everything from a zebra-striped cow to one made to represent wine country with strategically placed empty wine bottles. They will line up on 5th Street Saturday. http://www.oldtowntemecula.com/ has the details.

Older than Dirt performs their western selections on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Judy Taylor and Wild Oats trio will perform Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m
For more information call (951) 693-3952 or visit the website at http://www.temeculacalifornia.com./