ZACHARY, La. (BRPROUD) — Lane Regional Medical Center is scheduled to host the 7th annual Code Red Chili Cookoff and Salsa Competition. The competition will take place Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historic Village in Downtown Zachary.

Attendants would be able to taste test some of the best chili and salsa recipes around. Admission and parking are free. Tasting bands are $15 each. This band includes unlimited chili and salsa samples and gives a person the opportunity to vote on their favorite recipe. Voting tickets will be available on the website. Proceeds will benefit the Lane Foundation.

Whilst attendants are sampling the chili and salsa, there will also be plenty of events for all ages. There will be an arts and crafts market, a kids zone with face painting, games and a duck pond, a sweet shop, and live performances from Curley Taylor & the Zydeco Trouble, Blue Crab Redemption, and many more! Attendants are more than welcome to bring chairs and blankets.

There is still time to enter the competition. Amateurs and professionals of all ages are welcome. For arts and crafts vendor entry forms or to enter the competition, visit