The 2nd Annual Rug Rat Chili Cook Off is happening in Bismarck this weekend!

This Saturday, you can bring the family out to the Bismarck Eagles to try the best chili from area individuals, businesses, and organizations! The 2nd Annual Rug Rat Chili Cook-Off is a charitable event for the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. So, you will be eating delicious food for a good cause!

WHAT: The 2nd Annual Rug Rat Chili Cook-Off

WHEN: Saturday, March 27
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: The Bismarck Eagles
313 N 26th St, Bismarck

WHY: To benefit the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation

The Rug Rat and McQuade Distributing are two companies that have teamed up for the Rug Rat Chili Cook-Off. And this charitable competition will be hot! According to the event's website, judges will score the chilis based on a variety of things, ranging from taste and texture to appearance and enthusiasm. There will also be a "People's Choice Awards," so the public can also pick their favorite chilis! Get more details about this weekend's Rug Rat Chili Cook-Off here.

These days, we have whole chili competitions that feature different flavors, spices, and other pizzazz. But, did you know, at one point in history, chili was actually just a poor person's meal? According to What's Cooking America, chili dates back to the 17th century. The website says that historians generally believe poor people in San Antonio could afford so little meat, that they could not feed their families on it. So, it was mixed with peppers in order to make enough for everyone. Learn more stories and myths about the history of chili here.

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