Springs Celebration & 12th Annual O’Leno Olé Chili Cookoff

O'Leno State Park
410 SE O'Leno Park Rd
High Springs, FL 32643
United States

Event Description:

A CASI-Sanctioned Chili Cookoff event with registration starting at 8am, AND a family-friendly, fun-filled venue of environmental exhibits, kids activities, arts & craft vendors, prizes, & live music starting at 11am. Open to all cooks, no CASI membership necessary.

Entry fees:

  • $20 for 1 category, $35 for 2.
  • $5 taster kits available to park visitors to vote for the "People's Choice" award.

In conjunction with the Cookoff, be sure to take in all the activities of the Springs Celebration! All happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids Activities, Environmental Exhibits, Art Vendors, and Live Music. Plus, a guided interpretive walk on park trails. Chili Taster kits will be offered for $5 starting at 12:30 pm, tasting begins at 1:00 pm. Chance drawings for items generously donated by local businesses.

All proceeds from these events will be used for the care of our animal ambassadors at the O’Leno Nature Center, and to enhance the public’s understanding of their unique contributions to our environment.

Sponsored by Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, the Friends of O’Leno and Florida State Parks.