Thursday, February 9, 2012

Redneck Woodstock

At the end of January, Dan and I attended Chili Cookoff 2012 with some of our friends. For those of you who have never heard of Chili Cookoff, it is a fun filled day of country music here in So Flo, just 10 minutes from mi casa. Yippee!!

Every year, Kiss Country, a local radio station, brings this wild event to town called the Chili Cookoff. Bringing in popular country artists creates a redneck's paradise. It is on this day every year that the streets are taken over by plaid and cowboy boots...and Billy Bob's and Daisy Duke's. 


With gates opening around 8AM, people start to line up to get in and get a good spot on the grass around 5 or 6 AM. Some people even camp out so they can guarantee they can put their lawn chair or blanket front and center.

Beer drinking starts early for many folks on this day. Can you say Coors Light for Breakfast? Some people even start the party the night before....but those are usually the ones you see getting carted out by police the opening act.

All in all it is a grand ol' time. A fun filled day including great music, food, drinks, and friends....Oh ya. I think there is Chili involved somewhere too but I have never experienced that part.

This year we packed coolers of sandwiches, fruit, veggies, chips, water and beer and headed out early in the AM to listen to Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Chris Cagle, Clay Walker, and Sonia Leigh.

A great time was had by all. I took tons of pics and videos. Sadly my phone with it's camera died before I ran into the belligerently drunk 50 something year old woman in her "Save A Horse Ride A Unicorn" belly shirt. The next day, while uploading videos I was once again reminded that I am a horrible singer after a drink. Oh well! It was fun!

Here is a preview from the Chili Cookoff from the Kiss Country website.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Carpenter.
Great Day of some good ole Country Music Fun!
♪ ♫ We're from the country and we like it that way! ♫ ♪
Bringing the "Montana" to Florida...Plaid and Camo Baby!

Some may think it's gross. We see it as a sure sign of a good time:)

Luke Bryan - Yes that is a truck hanging from a crane:)

Below are a few songs we heard that day!
Check out some of the newer ones below too that are really good!
-Luke Bryan's - Drinkin' Beer and Wastin' Bullets
-Zac Brown Band's - No Hurry
-Chris Cagle's - Got My Country On


  1. This might be my new fave blog. LOVE Luke Bryan.

    1. Haha Thanks! Chili Cookoff is awesome! You should try to go sometime if you are in Florida!