During the summer's final hot days, the 2014 Turn Up the Heat Chili Championships hope to bring a bit more fire to the weekend.
Hosted by Iron Pony Motorsports at 5436 Westerville Road, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 22-24 marks three days of International Chili Society competitions.
The Ohio State, Buckeye Regional and All-Ohio Chili Cookoff will fill the schedule. Each competition comes with different entry requirements, but they all carry a $1,000 prize for the winner, dollar awards for second and third place, and a $250 prize for the People's Choice. Chili verde and salsa will also be judged.
Throughout the weekend there will be amateur chili contests, community chili cook-offs and various opportunities for tasting.
The event features local vendors and music, and all proceeds from the cook-offs are donated to local charities.
For more information, visit chilicookoff.com.