Sept. 4, 2014

Friendly competition expected for chili cook-off, 3-D archery shoot

PRATT – Lovewell State Park is sponsoring its final events of the season September 6-7 with  “Tailgating Saturday,” a chili cook-off and a 3-D archery shoot on Sunday. Sunday is also a free park entrance day at Lovewell State Park. Vehicle permits are not required to enter the state park on that day; however, camping permits are still required if camping overnight.

For Tailgating Saturday, campers are encouraged to show their football pride with decorations at their campsites for their favorite team. This is a fun event, and registration is not necessary.

The fun will continue Sunday with a chili cook-off and 3-D archery shoot. Shooters can register from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., and must complete the course by 12 p.m. Participants may compete in either the men’s, women’s, or youth categories. There is no fee to enter, however a $10 donation is encouraged. A steel deer target competition will start at noon, with a $5 donation suggested for participation. Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place shooters at the Lovewell Marina Area.

The Lovewell Marina will also host the chili cook-off  on Sunday where park visitors can taste a variety of hearty dishes. Cooks must register no later than 9 a.m. at the park office. Judging will be done by the first 100 visitors who contribute a $5.00 donation for a taste-testing ticket. Judging tickets will also be available at the cook-off area beginning at 11:30 a.m. Entries will be judged from 12 p.m.-1 p.m., followed by the award presentations for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries by popular vote.

For more information on these events, contact the Lovewell State Park at (785) 753-4971.