On Saturday, November 23rd teams will bring the heat while competing for the winner of the best chili recipe in Central Alabama. The Chili Cook-Off is a family-friendly event featuring chili, bbq, live music, antique cars, beverages, and more! The 2019 Chili Cook-Off will take place on Ford Avenue in the historic business district in Tarrant, Alabama. Chili and BBQ teams can register via Eventbrite.com.

Mark your calendars to attend the Annual Five Mile Creek Chili Cook-Off benefiting Tarrant Firefighter Lt. Jerry Presley! Lt. Presley and his fellow firefighters responded Sunday, Jan. 27, to a fully-involved blaze at a house on Woodrow Drive. While battling the blaze, the 18 year veteran of Tarrant Fire fell off a ladder, dropping at least 12 feet to the ground below. Lt. Presley was critically injured, and fundraising efforts continue to help him and his family during what will be a long road to recovery.

 Online Chili, BBQ, and booth space available here at  EVENTBRITE.COM

Teams may register without a credit card via email. Please email me your team information at [email protected] . Team information is located on the Team Letter below.

IIt's Chili Time!
Saturday November 23, 2019

8:00 AM - Teams Set Up
10:00 AM - Car Show Registration
11:00AM - Chili Cook Off Begins
12:00 PM - Chili Judging Begins
12:30 PM - BBQ Judging Begins
1:00 PM - County Wyde
2:00 PM - Car Show Winner
2:30 PM - BBQ Chuck Norris Award
3:00 PM - Chili Cook Off Awards
4:00 PM - See Ya in 2020

Chili Cook Off Sponsorship Letter
Chili & BBQ Team Letter
Chili & BBQ Team Packet 2019
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
  • No, However all children under the age of 16 must be accomapnied by an adult. There are no children's activities at this event. 
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
  • Public parking lots are available at the old Food Giant grocery store, Bama Hot Dogs parking lot, Tarrant Post Office, and street parking. All parking lots are free of charge. 
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
  • Tarrant Moving Forward along with the Tarrant Fire Department are the event organizers. Joe Posey is the event coordinator. email: [email protected]
What's the refund policy?
  • ALL PROCEEDS are to benefit Firefighter Lt. Jerry Presley. ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS. 
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
  • NO, We will have the electronic confirmation from Eventbrite.com.
How do we enter our car in the Car Show?
  • Pay $10 when you get to the chili cook off. Car show parking is between Advance Auto Parts and the Stage on Ford Avenue. Be there by 10AM,

GPS for the Five Mile Creek Chili Cook Off is 1112 Ford Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35217

Map to: Tarrant Public Library 3

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Joe's Community Initiative
Joe's Preliminary Floor Plan
Joe's Construction Drawings
Above are our plans for Tarrant City and Joe's Coffee House

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