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Sign up for the Rough and Ready Secession Days Chili Cook-off

There are still a few spaces available for chili chefs wishing to test their recipes against the best of the area at the Rough and Ready Secession Days Chili Cook-off June 26. The event will take place in downtown Rough and Ready. Chili cookers will compete for $500 and $250 cash prizes to determine the “Best Chili” in Nevada County.

The juried competition also allows the public to taste the various recipes and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Tasting kits go on sale at 11:30 a.m., with tasting and judging at 1 p.m. Tasting kits are available for $5.

The celebration will also include the famed “Saga of Rough and Ready” play, music, food, crafters, vendors, blacksmith demonstrations, games, bounce house and water slide for the kids. The event starts at 7 a.m. with the Firefighter’s Breakfast and continues until approximately 3 p.m. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit Rough and Ready Firefighters Association, Rough and Ready Grange and Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit, email or call 530-432-1227.

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