The annual chili cook-off kicked off Saturday at Smith Mountain Lake

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va. – Twenty teams competed Saturday in the annual chili cook-off  to see who could cook the best chili. 

The event was open to the public with food and vendors. 

Organizers said the event is a great way to bring in people and money to the Smith Mountain Lake park during the off-season. 

Competition included the best showmanship, people's choice awards and first place for the best chili. 

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