Department of Parks
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park Hosting Chilihead Cook-Off Oct. 28
BUCKHORN, Ky. – It may be October, but things will soon be heating up at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park with the Buckhorn Chilihead Cook-Off on Oct. 28.
This event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and proceeds will benefit the Hospice of the Bluegrass - Mountain Community Hospice, which serves Perry, Leslie, Breathitt, Knott and Letcher counties. Funds raised from this event will help pay for indigent care.
The cook-off will be open Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Sample tastings will be available. There will be music and children’s activities. Come dressed as your favorite Halloween character. There will costume and pumpkin contests for the kids.
The entry fee for members of the International Chili Society is $35 and the fee for non-members is $80 (this includes membership into the society.) Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.
For information about entering the cook-off or about this event, call the park at 1-800-325-0058 or 606-398-7510. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, located in Perry County, has a lodge, cottages and a restaurant.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov