Nothing warms you up faster on a cold winter day than a steaming bowl of chili. Except for over 20 chili recipes to choose from!

The 10th Annual Hand-in-Hand Chili Cook-Off is happening this Saturday Jan 26 from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the New Fair Center (Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds 2815 W Locust St. Davenport)!

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids (6-12 years) and free for 5 years and under. New this year, you can now purchase your tickets in advance by going to

Over 20 chili recipes will be available to taste, along with a kids’ zone, silent auction, raffles, cash bar and VIP section.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the participants of all abilities that attend programs at Hand-in-Hand. For more information on programs that Hand-in-Hand has to offer, check out their website at

Help create a better, more inclusive tomorrow for children and young adults of all abilities by attending the 2019 Chili Cook-Off!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.