landmark realty group annual chili cook off

Why did we create the Landmark Realty Group’s Annual Chili Cook-Off? Besides the opportunity to eat delicious offerings of chili, this flavor-filled event is our way of saying “thank you” to our clients and community for another great year. At Landmark Realty Group, we are grateful for our clients, neighbors and families. With the annual Chili Cook-Off Business After Hours Season Finale with Landmark Realty Group, we share an evening of fun and food tastings against the gorgeous backdrop of Cashiers, North Carolina.  

Get in the Fall Spirit with a Western North Carolina Chili Cook-Off 

fall spirit western north carolian chili cook off

Why chili? There’s just something about that first hint of coolness in the air that instantly makes you want to throw on an oversized cozy sweater and eat one thing…CHILI! Turn on a ball game, curl up on the couch and savor a big bowl of your favorite recipe. Sure, there are many fall favorites for cooler months such as chicken and dumplings (or any soup, really), sweet potatoes, beef stew, and pumpkin bread. But, no one can deny that the crowning fall food champion is chili. We all know it. We all love it. And, though there is a multitude of varieties in heat, flavor, ingredients and toppings, the one thing we can all agree on is that this comfort food definitely hits the spot when temperatures start to dip.  

At Landmark Realty Group, we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we are in our second decade of hosting our community’s Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours and Landmark Realty Group’s Annual Chili Cook-Off. And whether you are a local or you’re in town visiting, we encourage you to join us and get in on the fun!    

For those unfamiliar with the area, Cashiers, NC is a quaint and picturesque town in the Western North Carolina Mountains. At an elevation of more than 3,500 feet, Cashiers, NC is a popular destination for those looking to escape the heat and enjoy the majestic mountain scenery.  

A visit to this area, particularly in autumn, offers unparalleled views of fall foliage at its peak color explosion! Fall in the mountains is a magical time. The presence of crisp cooler air beckons all kinds of autumn experiences: the first log fire of the season, sweaters and furry slippers, pumpkin spiced coffee and apple cider, and carving pumpkins picked from the local farmers market’s bounty of diverse and interesting gourds.

Visit for Landmark Realty Group’s Annual Chili Cook-Off and Find Your Next Forever Home

landmark realty group annual chili cook off forever home

Cashiers, NC is one of our area’s most popular vacation destinations and Landmark Realty Group’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is the perfect recipe to get you in the fall spirit. With all the outdoor activities in the area, it’s easy to understand why. Many people choose to purchase a home here and turn it into a vacation rental home. If that sounds like you, Landmark Realty Group can help. We’ll help you find your dream rental home and keep track of payments and guests. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy it. In no time, you’ll have that pot of chili on the stove for you and your guests—just in time to watch the spectacular color show of leaves changing in your backyard.  

So, if you’re looking for the perfect experience to get you and your appetite in the mood for fall, join us Oct. 17 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. for our Landmark Realty Group’s Annual Chili Cook-Off and vote for your favorite variety of chili. Your taste buds will thank you and we want to thank you for your friendship! After your chili tastings, give us a call so we can help you explore a mountain home of your own.   

When: October 17 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: At the Crossroads behind Landmark Realty Group’s vacation rental office 

What: Come for chili samplings and vote for your favorite!

 2019 Landmark Realty Group's Annual Chili Cook-Off

It was picture-perfect 'chili' weather in Cashiers and the 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off saw a record number of participants and crowds behind Landmark's Vacation Rentals office at the "Crossroads." Everyone enjoyed an evening filled with music, a great fall atmosphere and good company. Delicious varieties of chili and accompanying delights were presented by a competitive and friendly group of entrants. The runners up were last year's winners, Girls On Fire. This year's winner was a first-time entrant, Firehouse Chili.

Congratulations to all and save the date for next year: Thursday, Oct. 16.

  • Runners Up - "Girls on Fire" (Lesley Howard and Pam Nellis)

landmark realty group annual chili cook off

  • "T-N-T BBB" (Tonya Hensley)


  • Sam Lupas, Landmark Broker and Founder presenting trophy to 2019 winners (first-time entrants, Dale and Andy Gordon) "Firehouse Chili"


Written by: Dale Gordon

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