Plan to Attend the 9th Annual Code Red Chili & Salsa Cook-Off

Plan to Attend the 9th Annual Code Red Chili & Salsa Cook-Off

Don’t miss a chance to be a part of one of the best family-friendly events in the area, the 9th annual Lane Foundation Code Red Chili & Salsa Cook-off taking place on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Historic Village in Downtown Zachary. Admission and parking are FREE.

Purchase your tasting bands and sample some of the best chili and salsa around from teams competing for People’s Choice winners! Tasting bands are $20 each. Don’t forget to purchase your voting tickets to help your favorites win.

Voting tickets are $1 each.

NEW this year is the VIP experience which includes a 2024 Code Red Cook-Off souvenir spoon, entrance to the VIP area, concession, and drink coupons. Also new this year is a partnership with Zachary Rotary Club and the BUNNY HOP 5K that will take place prior to the opening of the cook-off. The Zachary Farmers & Artisans Market will be on-site offering local shopping.

Additional concessions will also be available for purchase. Bring the family and let kids enjoy FREE activities, face-painting, planting experience, and more in the KIDS Zone sponsored by the Bank of Zachary.

Live music at the Gazebo kicks off at 10 a.m. with Dominick Michael, followed by Coteau Grove Band at 11:40 a.m., and Blue Crab Redemption at 1 p.m. Chairs and blankets welcome.


  • Chili & Salsa tasting
  • Zachary Farmers Market
  • Kids Zone with face painting, crafts, & games
  • Live music

All proceeds benefit the Lane Foundation Expansion Project campaign fund. The 2024 Code Red Chili & Salsa Cook-off is presented by Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, GP Credit Union, Milton/Womack Construction, and the City of Zachary. Media partners are Scott Innes Morning, Classic Hits 103.3, and the Zachary Post/Feliciana Explorer.

To enter the chili and/or salsa competitions, or for more information on the event, please contact Theresa Payment at or 225-658-6699.