Get your tickets now for The Exceptional Foundation’s 19th annual Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, March 4 


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Kurt Adams State Farm Team. (The Exceptional Foundation)

Written by Julia-Rae Hanson

Kick off spring with The Exceptional Foundation’s 19th annual Chili Cook-Off happening Saturday, March 4. Whether you are a chili fan or not, you don’t want to miss out on this event. Chow down on a variety of chili samples, enjoy live entertainment, all while supporting a great cause. What’s not to love? Get your tickets today.

The dEATs

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Amwins Team. (The Exceptional Foundation)
  • What: family-friendly outdoor chili competition and fundraiser where guests can sample a plethora of homemade chili while enjoying an array of live entertainment, beverages, kids’ activities, and more.
  • When: Saturday, March 4 | 10:30AM-3PM
  • Where: Brookwood Village | 614 Brookwood, Mountain Brook AL, 35209
  • Cost: $15 | Children under 12 get in free
  • Get tickets: Also available at the entrance gate upon arrival. 

Chili + more

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Tia, a participant of The Exceptional Foundation. (The Exceptional Foundation)

This year, over 150 teams will be competing for the grand prize, serving up their own personal chili recipes for guests to sample and enjoy–that’s a lot of chili. 

Teams will be judged by a panel of community leaders, event ticket holders, and Exceptional Foundation participants. 

If chili isn’t your thing, have no fear. There will be a variety of other food, beverage, and entertainment options to enjoy, such as:

  • Sweets: Doodle’s Sorbets and Ice +Deliciously Gourmet S’mores
  • Beverages:Good People Brewing Co. + Pepsi
  • Entertainment: Liz and the Grand Tour, Chili Fever, Magic City Disco + Magic City Sparks Dance Team

An event for all ages 

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Doster Team. (The Exceptional Foundation)

The Chili Cook-Off welcomes guests of all ages, offering a variety of activities for anyone to enjoy. If you’ve got kids, there will be plenty to keep them entertained. 

This year, the Kids’ Zone is expanding, including inflatables and a “touch-a-truck” event featuring vehicles by Alabama Power, Hoar Construction, and Sherman Industries. 

For a good cause

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The Exceptional Foundation participants Brishette and Tamara. (The Exceptional Foundation)

This event is much more than a friendly chili competition. The Exceptional Foundation’s mission is to serve individuals with intellectual disabilities from the Greater Birmingham area. 

This year, the Exceptional Foundation has partnered with Alabama Power’s Renew Our Rivers Program, one of the nation’s largest river cleanups. 

All proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off benefit the programs of the Exceptional Foundation, which offers year-round services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Learn more about the mission and how to get involved.

Get your tickets for the Chili Cook-Off today + follow The Exceptional Foundation for updates + more! Website | Instagram | Facebook 

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