More than a thousand people headed to Traverse City to try some chili and help raise money for the community. The 16th Annual Downtown Chili Cook-off took place Saturday at the Park Place Hotel Dome. 15 local restaurants brought their best chili recipes, offering 20 different chilies to choose from. For $8 people were able to sample eight different recipes. Organizers say they are very pleased with this year's turnout. All the money raised from the event will go towards paying for several community events throughout the year.