KEYSTONE — Last year, visitors to the Keystone Cook-off could taste samples from 17 large vats of steaming chili.
Winners were DeDomenico Pediatric Dentistry, "Vicki's Vapors" and "Ralph's Rootin' Tootin,'' and they are expected to compete again at this year's cook-off, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (April 26) at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway. The park is located just north of Van Dyke Road on the west side of Gunn Highway.
Admission is free. Tickets for all the chili you can eat, chips and a drink cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Hot dogs and pizza are priced separately.
Visitors can also check out 67 antique cars, including Tin Lizzies, hot rods, Corvettes and a beautiful black '57 Chevy. Marine Max in Clearwater will also be on site with a 2019 Super Air Nautique G25 powerboat.
A live band, BODI, will perform country, rock 'n' roll and standards. Businesses displaying their goods and services include Overhead Doors, PRO Inc (organic mulch and compost products), Lugo's Martial Arts, Nutritional Cooking Solutions, Easy A/C, Southern Care Lawn and Pest, Cutz N Clips, Nature's Own Honey, Mary Kay, Quantum Leap Farm and Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch. Enter a raffle for $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets.
All proceeds support Keystone community funds that recognize good deeds and community legacy. The Keystone Civic Association, in partnership with Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation, hosts the event.