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    Calling All Chefs: Colorado’s Jackson Lake State Park Hosts Dutch Oven and Chili Cook-off

    Jackson Lake State Park’s Second Annual Dutch Oven & Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Men, women, and youngsters who want to have fun, enjoy good food, and share their enthusiasm for chili and Dutch oven cooking are invited to enter the contest and enjoy the lake’s recreational opportunities.

    Cook-off categories include: Main Dish (meat), Side Dish (vegetable), Breads, Desserts, Wild Game/Fish, Chili and Youth Chefs – any dish prepared by a chef under 16 years old. There will also be a Cowboy Coffee competition. The Cowboy Coffee will be a “People’s Choice Award,” judging will start in the morning and end around 11 a.m. The winners of each event will be announced after all judging is complete. The judges will select the top three contestants in all categories and prizes will be awarded. Spectators will be able to taste all dishes after the judging is complete.

    All vehicles entering the park must display an annual pass or purchase a $7 daily pass.

    Entries for the Cook-Off must be received by Sept. 7. To obtain registration forms and more information, visit, call Jackson Lake State Park at 970-645-2551 or email [email protected].

    Image courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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