Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Freezefest Chilly Cook-Off

2022 Freezefest Chilly Cook-Off!
Saturday, January 22nd
The Mill (642 N. Morton St., Bloomington, Indiana)
11am - 2pm
Think YOU have the best chili in town?

Then prove it! From novice and seasoned home cooks to professional chefs -- show us what you've got! Express your interest here and we'll let you know when Chef Registration is open.

More of a chili lover than a chili cook? Don't miss a chance to sample the best chili in town and vote for your favorite. Plan to join the festivities on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at The Mill. Tickets will be available for the time slots of 11am - 12:30pm or 12:30pm - 2pm.
Thank you to all who supported the inaugural Freezefest 2020 United Way Chilly Cook-Off. A big thank you to all community chefs and volunteers who helped make the event such a success! Read the 2020 event recap here.
Freezefest is a community winter celebration featuring world-class ice carvers and a full lineup of winter activities. Stay updated on information for the festival here.



Are you interested in dazzling the community with your delicious chili? From novice and seasoned home cooks to professional chefs -- show us what you've got at the United Way Chilly Cook-Off!

On Saturday, January 22, as part of the 2nd Annual Freezefest, United Way is hosting a Chilly Cook-Off featuring delicious chili prepared and served by community membersShare your chili with the community and put your recipe to the test. 

Sign-up here to be alerted when Chef registration opens.

Contact sherrie (at) with any questions.
The Chilly Cook-Off is a Freezefest event benefiting United Way. 
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