SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – After missing a year, then hosting it virtually for two years, the Annual Great Salt Lake Chili Affair is back live, in-person at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City for its 36th year celebration. The tasty local fundraiser benefits the services and programs provided by The Road Home, which supports Utah’s homeless community.

The Affair will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 in Hall 1 of the Salt Palace Convention Center. In traditional chili cook-off fashion, The Great Salt Lake Chili Affair will feature a contest to determine the winner of the following categories: Spiciest, Most Original, and People’s Choice. Notable chefs will include kitchen masters from Centerplate Catering, the Grand America Hotel, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake Culinary Education, and Westgate Park City.

While the chili will take center stage at the Affair, there will also be plenty of other activities to enjoy. Families can enjoy a supervised children’s play area, a live DJ, and a silent auction, with proceeds going to support The Road Home’s mission of helping people overcome homelessness and move home.

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