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A new group is planning a chili cookoff, along with other events, as part of an “All American Weekend” in Eureka Springs Nov. 5-7.

The “First Annual International Society Sanctioned Chili Cookoff” will include, besides cookoff contests, a cruise-in, parade, poker run, veterans’ ride, a free show at Ozark Mountain Hoedown on Saturday night, a street dance, vendors, raffles and drawings. A “People’s Choice” chili cookoff will kick off the weekend Friday afternoon, Nov. 5, with everyone invited to participate and compete.

The main event, the sanctioned International Chili Society Cookoff, will offer red chili and two salsa entries, regular and verde, by members of the International Chili Society. Judging for that event will take place on Saturday. The winners will go on to the state competition. A live D.J. spinning records and giving away prizes will be part of the festivities Friday and Saturday. Event will be located at the Victorian Inn parking lot at 4028 E Van Buren in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.