Join in the fun this February!

It is time again to mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Chili for Charity event for Ecumenical Ministries Inc. This year’s cook-off will again be held at Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope on, Saturday, February 25, 2017. The fabulous fun-filled festival has something for everyone.  Besides being able to sample some of the best chili that Baldwin County has to offer, music lovers can enjoy  the pleasing tunes by local favorite, Blind Dog Mike and the Howlers and a performance by the Fairhope High School Encore Group.  Add a bake sale with out-of–this- world homemade baked goods, a hay ride, inflatables for the kids, balloon artistry by  Dr. Gee, antique tractors on display, and a mechanical bull ride for all ages.  It’s the perfect recipe for  a great afternoon of family fun that supports EMI’s many worthwhile service programs. 

This cook-off is still one of the best bargains around.  Adult admission is $12.50 in advance,  or $15 at the gate.  Children 12 and under are free.  We also have handmade chili bowls made exclusively for the event by local potters, organized through The Kiln in Fairhope, just $20.00 each.

 Sponsorships and teams are always needed.  For more information call: 251- 928-3430 (Fairhope) or 251-943-3447 (Foley).  


2017 Ecumenical Ministries Chili for Charity Winners


First Place: “King E Chili” TCB Coastal Bank

Second Place:  Jubilee Shores United Methodist Church

Third Place: Foley Kiwanis Club

Non Traditional Chili:  “Hokey Pokey Chili” Gulf Coast Title


First Place: Barnwell Fire and Rescue

Second Place: The Dwelling Place

Third Place: St. Vincent de Paul, St. Lawrence Church


First Place: Jubilee Shores United Methodist


First Place: Fairhope Sunset Rotary

February 25, 2017

Oak Hollow Farm
14210 S Greeno Rd,
Fairhope, AL 36532


Event Sponsor:  Joe and Em Johnson

Corporate Sponsors: 

  • St. Stephen CEC
  • Sandy Sansing Ford / Lincoln 

Platinum Sponsors:

  • TCB Costal Banking
  • Providence Methodist Church
  • Baldwin EMC
  • Sam & Ann Crosby
  • Will & Darlene Haas

Gold Sponsors:    

  • National Bank of Commerce
  • Baldwin County   Sewer Service, LLC
  • Thomas Harrison & Associates
  • Riviera Utilities
  •  The Woerner Foundation
  • Merchants and Marine Bank
  • Dade Paper Co.

Silver Sponsors:

  • Hellmich Electric Inc.
  • Citizens Bank
  • Nall Printing
  • Easy Haul
  • Bryant Bank
  • South Baldwin Regional Medical Center
  • Covenant Care