7th Annual MFA Oil Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff will be held in February

Friday, January 6, 2012 | 2:29 p.m. CST; updated 8:53 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 19, 2012

COLUMBIA — The seventh annual MFA Oil Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Holiday Inn Expo Center.

The chili cookoff benefits The Boys and Girls Club of Columbia.

Live music will include performances by the The Kansas City Street Band, Primitive Soul and Lisa-T and the Time Machine, according to a news release. Participating teams organize booths and wear costumes to entertain the crowd. There also will be competition among the teams for several awards, including the grand chili champion.

Last year, $65,000 was raised at the chili cookoff, the release stated. Fifty teams competed, about 1,500 people showed up, and an estimated 350 gallons of chili were dished out.

Teams can register through Jan. 26 for $150 at or by calling the Boys and Girls Club at 823-1157.

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