Fiery tastings on deck for annual Killington Chili Cook-off – VENUE CHANGE!

Fiery tastings on deck for annual Killington Chili Cook-off – VENUE CHANGE!

Thursday, July 27, 5 p.m.—KILLINGTON—On Thursday, July 27 at 5 p.m., Killington’s 5th Chili Cook-off will return! Originally scheduled to take place at the Sherburne Memorial Library on River Road, organizers have made the official call to move it indoors to the Long Trail Pub located inside Snowshed Lodge at Killington Resort. This year, the event has attracted over 15 chili chefs to compete for the title of “Best Chili in Killington,” representing Lookout Tavern, The Garlic, The Foundry, Choices, Pasta Pot, Liquid Art, Peak Lodge, Birch Ridge Inn, Killington Deli, Killington Grand Resort, plus at least five independent cooks.

The Chili Cook-off is a fundraiser for the Killington Camp Scholarships. “Every summer, we help sponsor over 10 kids to come to camp for 10 weeks … please help participate in the chili tasting and 50/50 raffle! Donations will be accepted. We will have fun kids stations for the kids at the event, and lots of chili to taste, and do not forget the music from Chad Hollister!” said Kim Peters, parks and recreation director.

Last year, the Killington Peak Lodge took first place with their Ancho Pepper Appaloosa Bean Bison Chili, served with a bacon cornbread. The Foundry came in second, followed by Choices in third for overall votes received. Can these restaurants hold their titles for another year? Stop by to taste and vote! The event runs 5-8 p.m.

The Chad Hollister Band will perform live starting at 6 p.m. as part of the River Road free concert series, also moving to the Long Trail Pub with the event.

Admission is free. Chili tasting is $10 per person; $15 per couple; and $25 for a family.

Photo by Robin Alberti

A guest gets a taste of the first prize-winning chili during the 2016 Chili Cook-Off :  Killington Peak Lodge’s Ancho Pepper Appaloosa Bean Bison Chili.

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