Chili Cook-Off | Home & Garden Show Gallery

THE VILLAGES, FL — Lake Sumter Landing was buzzing with activity this weekend with the Annual Chili Cook-Off and Home & Garden Show. More than 50 competitors cooked up their best batch of chili for the judges. Some of the participants who participated included The McDonald Agency/Allstate Insurance, The Rotary Club of The Villages, Piping Hot Pepper Pot, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties. The Home & Garden Show included more than100 exhibitors such as Village Palms Landscaping, Anchor Design Center, and Willow Creek Cabinetry. Jimmy from Kash Kurbing was excited to pass out bags with their business cards in them and said he was pleased with the turnout this year. “The events are really fun to attend and keep the community busy,” said Tracy W., who is a local Villager. “My favorite setup was the one from Fairfield Farms; I think their pieces were so unique and colorful!” — Report & Photo by Tara Gerber