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Tommy Green, left, serves up a bowl to David Lesley at the 2018 Chilifest in downtown Tupelo.

TUPELO – Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association's 20th Annual Chili Fest is set for Friday at the Farmers' Depot on South Spring Street.

The day begins with a chili lunch provided by Bar-B-Q by Jim from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets, which are $5, may be purchased at the gate on the day of the event and include a bowl of chili with all the fixings and a drink, music and a preview of the teams that will compete in the evening.

The cookoff, tasting and dinner event begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and also may be purchased at the gate. Each team’s chili will be available for sampling and attendees can use their entry ticket to vote for their favorite chili. Entertainment will be provided by disc jockey Brian Baldwyn.

For more information, call (662) 841-6598.

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