2014 Grand Ol' Chili Cookoff of Historic Leiper's Fork

October 16, 2014  •  2 Comments
Hours: 11am to 3pm
Admission: 9 and older $8
8 and younger FREE
Family Pak Includes:
2 Adults (16 and up) + 2 children (9-15) $25

FREE Parking

The 13th Annual Chili Cookoff in Leiper's Fork, TN will take place on Saturday October 18, 2014. This hot festival will be held in the field on the corner of Floyd Rd & Old Hillsboro Rd! Parking is located on the opposite side of Old Hillsboro Rd. There will be parking attendants to help you.

4150 Old Hillsboro Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064 (Leiper's Fork)

The Leiper's Fork Chili cookoff has undergone a makeover this year! The new name is "Grand Ol' Chili Cookoff" and we have a brand new logo that shows off our beloved mascot. His name is GrandPeppey & he will be making appearances all throughout the year on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, so be sure you are connected with us on these sites so you can follow GrandPeppey's adventures!

You will find many delicious varieties of chili at the cookoff & The Grand Ol' Chili stage will be jammin' with the classic country sounds of The Austin Brothers (progressive country blues), Clayton Anderson & Johnny Mac!! A dance floor will be set up in front of the stage, so we are looking forward to people showing us some dance moves while the band plays. We would love to see some two steppers, line dancers, cloggers, swing dancers & any other dancers that wish to shake their groove thang!

Here's the list of activities happening:

  • Chili Cooking Competition Chili Tasting for the public
  • Prizes & Awards for chili competition winners
  • Hank Williams Sr Impersonator is our stage Emcee & DJ
  • Performance by The Austin Brothers
  • Performance by Clayton Anderson
  • Performance by Johnny Mac (John Austin McDaniel)
  • Appearance by Governor Bill Haslam
  • Performance by Tommy Jackson's Cloggers
  • Dance floor for public dancing
  • Food Vendors: BBQ, Kettle Corn, Funnel Cakes, Fresh Lemonade, Snow cones, cotton candy and more........
  • Market Vendors: Sistas At Heart, Urban Rican Industries, Just Be Cuz, Freedom Vintage, Adventure Times Custom, French Frames and the list keeps growing!
  • A Mechanical Bull
  • Giving FREE items away from the stage
  • Kids Zone with blow ups including a maze
  • GrandPeppey statue to have your photo made
  • You get to vote for the best tasting chili
  • T shirts
  • Caps
  • Grumpy's Bail Bonds Girls in the drink tent
  • Middle Tennessee Hot Air Adventures Balloon and/or Basket
  • Hay Wagon Rides
  • And there is a rumor one of the chili cooks will have his TV there so he can watch the football game!!

MISSION STATEMENT: To raise money in order to support the Leiper’s Fork Community fund which assists individuals and families within the community during difficult times. Financial assistance includes payment of household bills, groceries and provides Christmas presents for needy families. The purpose of the Grand Ol’ Chili Cook-Off is to raise money and also to bring community and visitors to the town for an old-fashioned fall festival. This event exemplifies the creative and all-inclusive atmosphere unique to Leiper’s Fork.



Friends of the Fork, INC.
Terry, We apologize for not answering your question earlier, but there were some technical issues and we did not receive your comment until today. You may already have the answer to your question but the winners were as follows:

Showmanship: The Leiper's Fork Distillery

Strictly Scratch Division:
1st Place: Tony Heithcock Sponsored by Grumpy's Bail Bonds.Booth #8
2nd Place: Mark Montgomery. Booth #5
3rd Place: Trace Construction. Booth #10

People's Choice Division:
1st Place: Scott Moore with ABM. Booth #7
2nd Place: Suzette's Catering Booth #2
3rd Place: Tommy Redden. Booth #3
can you tell me who won? we had to leave before winner was announced.
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