Upcoming Event: O’Leno Ole Chili Cook-Off and Springs Celebration O’Leno State Park


Save Our Suwannee will be participating in the O’Leno Ole Chili Cook-Off and Springs Celebration O’Leno State Park!  Join us for the Springs Celebration while enjoying the chili. Highlights will include live music, videos, interactive water education displays and children’s activities. This event is designed to teach the importance of Florida’s springs.

Saturday, March 28, 2015  8:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m.


Bring your favorite chili recipe and compete with the best during this Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) sanctioned chili cook-off. You do not have to be a member of the society in order to participate. There will be prizes for both categories; 1st – 10th place in the cook-off and 1st – 3rd place for the Showmanship.

Additional Information:

CASI rules can be found at Chili Appreciation Society International.

Have an interesting chili recipe that doesn’t quite fit the CASI rules? Compete in the open category where anything goes. The prizes are for 1st – 5th place winners in the open category. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older. Visitors can purchase a sample kit and vote for the “Peoples’ Choice” Award. Cash awards for the open category include $100 Peoples’ Choice Award, open category: 1st place $75.00, 2nd place $50.00, 3rd place $25.00.