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Know what tastes good with trees? Chili! The Kiwanis of Charlotte are hosting Kiwanis Under the Canopy, a chili cook-off with proceeds going to both TreesCharlotte education programming in CMS schools and Charlotte Kiwanis Club to serve under privileged children in our community. The competition will run in conjunction with TreesCharlotte’s first store of the year, Breathe Free CLT Tree Store (sponsored by Novant Health) on Saturday, Oct. 6., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Camp Northend, 1824 Statesville Ave.

Members of the public are invited to attend for $5 day-of tickets and can sample chilis from all the teams. WCNC Meteorologist Brad Panovich will emcee, and the Music Machine will provide tunes.

Want to compete in the cook-off and help support TreesCharlotte? Here’s what you need to know:

  • All teams will be provided a gas stove, tables, chairs, tablecloths, chili ties, event caps and aprons
  • Two competitions: Celebrity Judging and Peoples Choice Awards
  • Chili must be pre-cooked
  • Team registration is $45
  • Cili teams to arrive at 8:00am

To buy tickets to attend or to sign up as a team, please register here.

For more information, contact the Kiwanis’ Terri Shidal at 704-232-7777,


Thank you to these sponsors

Maple level

Brighthouse Financial

Elm level

Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services

Merrill Lynch

Ginkgo level

Heist Brewery

Hendrick Lexus

Movement Mortgage

Birch level

Cassandra Tydings

ALMAR Auto Repair

Main Street Insurance

Carolina Restaurant Group/Wendy’s

Tank’s Tap

Annie Yountz/Keller Williams

Miller & Hall, PA

America’s Choice Home Inspections

Johnson & Wale’s

In-kind donations

WCNC and Brad Panovich, Music Machine, Cynthia Link Studio, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Piedmont Natural Gas, Zippy Ice, Julie Eiselt, MS Imagery