The 15th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook Off, a Grand Strand tradition, will be held Sunday, October 12th, 2014 in beautiful Murrells Inlet, SC at the Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille, and Morse Park.
This year’s benefit, free and open to the public, begins at noon with chili samples available to purchase from over 40 area self-proclaimed “Chilimasters”. Categories of competition for this year are: Best Overall, Best Restaurant, People’s Choice, Hottest, Most Original, Best Vegetarian, Best Theme, and Best Use of South Carolina Products. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes will be given to the first place winners in each category.
This year’s event will also feature music from our region’s hottest bands as well as feature acts IAMDYNAMITE, My Goodness, and October Chorus, a performance by Chief Kamu’s Hula show, local arts and crafts, area businesses, and food from some of the area’s finest vendors.
Here is this years music line-up with tentative times –
WKZQ Stage (Morse Park Landing)
Noon: Sideways Derby
1 pm: Strike-O-Matics
2 pm: October Chorus
3 pm: winners/announcements
4 pm: IAMDYNAMITE
5 pm: My Goodness
King Street Grille Stage:
12:30: Folkem Duo
1:30: The Winchesters
2:30: The IZM
3:30: Ras Bonghi All Stars
4:30: Faux Show
$1 sample tickets will be sold for chili. Beer from New South Brewing Company will also be available for purchase. The Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will also have a booth set up selling merchandise, including items made with biodegradable or recycled materials, information on the chapter and it’s activities, and how to get involved in the chapter.
This year we are asking participants and attendees to bring a non-perishable or canned food item to support the efforts of South Strand Helping Hand. A Kids’ Area with food, soft drinks, face painting, and inflatables will be available.
Thanks to this year’s sponsors: New South Brewing Co., Peligroso Tequila, Woodwork Wines, Native Sons, Local Skateboarding Co., the Hot Fish Club, King Street Grille, Ellev, Fisher Recycling, Remedies, Weekly Surge, WKZQ 96.1 FM.
Special thanks to Georgetown County Parks and Sheriff’s Office for working with us on this event. All proceeds from this event and others fund the projects of the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Founded in 1984, Surfrider’s most important coastal environmental work is carried out by 57 chapters located along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto Rican, and Hawaiian coasts.
The Grand Strand Chapter is comprised entirely of volunteers and serves the entire Grand Strand from Little River to Pawleys Island , encompassing both Horry and Georgetown counties. Our chapter works to keep our beaches and waves clean, educate the public, and protect beach access. For more information about the many projects and events in the area, please visit our website or join us on Facebook (Surfrider Grand Strand) to receive updates.