WHERE: Batavia Riverwalk, off Houston Street and Island Avenue, Batavia
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. July 27, while supplies last, followed by free events: a 2 p.m. Hot Sauce Tasting Competition, sponsored by Gindo’s Hot Sauce, a 2:15 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest and 2:30 p.m. Fire Hose Challenge, wrapping up at 4 p.m.
COST AND INFO: Tasting spoons available for $5 suggested donation; details or registration at bataviaparks.org, 630-879-5235
ABOUT: People can enter the competition or simply sample the offerings at the CASI-sanctioned 27th annual Illinois State Championship Chili Cook-Off happening along with a traditional chili division, junior division and community organization division. Concessions will be available courtesy of Bernie's Bully Dogs. The event is offered in partnership with the Batavia Park District, Batavia Chamber of Commerce and CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International).