On October 5, 2023

‘The People’s Choice award awaits top chili aficionados at Ludlow’s 32nd annual chili cook-off

Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.—LUDLOW— The aroma of simmering chili will fill the air as the  Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) prepares to host its 32nd annual chili cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This event will take place at the traffic light junction on Depot Street in Ludlow.

This event will support the Ludlow Rotary Charitable Fund, which fuels the club’s various local assistance programs.

With over 20 participants vying for culinary glory, guests will have the opportunity to sample an array of chili varieties, complemented by the finest local cider and Vermont’s famous ice cream.

Cash prizes will be bestowed upon winners in several categories. The coveted “People’s Choice” award will see the top three entries receive: 1st place: $200. 2nd place: $100. 3rd place: $50. Additionally, accolades will be presented for “Judges’ Choice”, “Spiciest”, and “Team Spirit” categories. 

Leading the judging panel are Ludlow Town Manager Brendan McNamara, Cavendish Town Manager Richard Chambers, and Plymouth Select Board Chair Jay Kullman. 

Admission for the event is $15 per person, $5 for children aged 12 and under and there will be a special family package: $35 for two adults and two kids.

Admission grants access to a diverse array of chilis, accompanied by bread, ice cream, and cider, promising a delightful gastronomic experience for all attendees.

For more information, reach out to Kevin Barnes at 802-558-0479 or ludlowrotary@gmail.com.

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