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Jackson Construction won the ChiliFest chili cookoff Saturday. More than 17 teams took part in the event.

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Jacksboro Fire Department finished second in the chili cookoff portion of chilifest. Vendors, a classic car show, and others made for a fun evening Saturday.

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Even as the sun went down the people continued to come out to the downtown square in Jacksboro for the Annual ChliFest and Outdoor Expo.

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More than 30 vendors came out to show their display and what they had on sale during ChiliFest and Outdoor Expo Saturday.

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Several cars were shown off as part of the classic car show during ChiliFest and Outdoor Expo Saturday in downtown Jacksboro. Courtesy photo.

Chili-Fest & Classic Car Show

The Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce hosted their 3rd Annual Chamber Chilifest & Classic Car Show Saturday, November 14th on the downtown square. This year’s event featured 17 chili teams, classic cars, over 30 vendors and music by local artist Matt Wayne.

Taking 1st Place in this year’s Chili Cook-off was Jackson Construction, LLC, 2nd Place went to the

Jacksboro Fire Department, 3rd Place went to Larry Miller and the People Choice award was given to

Faith Community Hospital.

Many teams entered the fixing competition with categories in beans, cornbread, salsa, pie and an award for the best decorated cooking crib. The team who took 1st in the beans category was Jackson

Construction, LLC, 1st in the cornbread category was the Jacksboro Police Department, taking 1st in the salsa competition was David Curtner, placing 1st in the pie competition was AJ Myers, and the team with the best decorated cooking crib was team “Low Expectations”.

Classic Cars from all around joined the event to showcase their uniqueness, paint, and quality of their valued classic vehicles. Awards were given for Oldest Model, Most Unique, Best Paint, Best Interior,

Best Engine, Best Overall in Show and an award went to the Car Club with the Largest Attendance at

Saturday’s event.

In the Oldest Model category, Kendall Amburn won with a 1923 Ford Model T Bucket, the award for Most Unique went to Johnny Thornburg with a 1959 Chevy Pickup, Taking first in the Best Paint category was The Meadors with their 1967 Chevy Camaro, in the Best Interior Category Bruce

Glover took 1st with a 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28, Best Engine was awarded to Tony Cope with a 1934 2 door Sedan, and Best Overall in Show went to Harold Gene Pankey with a 1947 Studebaker Starlite Coupe. The award for Car Club with Largest Attendance went to Jacksboro’s very own Guys & Gals Club.

“This year’s Chilifest was different than the previous two years as this year we combined the Classic Car Show due to the Covid-19 shutdown in the Spring. We had an excellent turnout overall and were happy to see Jacksboro come out and celebrate our hunting heritage and enjoy all 17 team’s chili and classic cars.” stated Executive Director Valerie Monk. “We are already looking forward to next year’s event and hope that everyone had a great time this year.”

Sponsors for the Chilifest & Classic Car Show include James Wood Motors, Prosperity Bank, Jacksboro Economic Corporation, Faith Community Hospital, Jack Liquor, Enbridge, Back to Space, Lindsey State Jail, Beyond Faith Homecare, Beyond Faith Hospice, JR’s Chophouse B&B, Mobile Thrones, Jackson Construction, City Drug Store, Double Z Surveying, Nichols Oil Tools, Lone Star Insurance, Oncor and LKCM Media Group.

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