Ionia State Recreation Area - IHTA Annual Chili Cook Off

Date:  October 02, 2021  
Time:  09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Location: Ionia State Recreation Area, 2880 West David Highway, Ionia, MI 48846

Contact: Kristie Walls, Ionia Horse Trails Association 616-915-6177

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Join the Ionia Horse Trails Association (IHTA) for their annual Chili Cook Off. Come camp for the weekend or join us for the day. 

Saturdays Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. - Kick-off the day by riding your horse and participating in a trail game or two
  • 4:00 p.m. - Enter your best chili at site #138. - No cost to enter chili
  • 5:00 p.m. - Dinner and Judging begins (donation requested to eat/judge chili) We recommend bringing a cupcake pan to carry your chili samples.

For more information, visit or call 517-743-1873.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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