It was a great turnout with perfect weather for this year's cookoff.

Everybody had a chance to visit as well as sample a range of takes on chili - lots of chili, good, even great, chili

Everybody turned out for the Hot Chili eating contest, mostly to watch, with a few brave souls in it to win it. Winner was Clayton Miley, who was grateful for the milk on hand.

Best booth went to Van Buren County Special School

First runner-up was Simmons Bank

Susan Weaver with the People's Choice Award

Lots of fun and carrying on throughout the event

Second Runner Up went to Petit Jean Electric

Boston Mountain Rural Health won Grand Champion

A special award by Tony Soyani, presented by Judge Susan Weaver, went to the Clinton Parks Department for all its hard work in preparing for the event.