Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Rotary readies for Oct. 8 chili cook-off

Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m—LUDLOW—Members of the Ludlow Rotary Club have been planning for the annual southwestern chow-down, the Chili Cook-off, on Saturday, Oct. 8.
As usual, the Rotarians have sought out area folks interested in putting their version of chili to the ultimate test. Area individuals and organizations have been invited to prepare 3-5 gallons of spicy chili to an appreciative audience of consumers, gathered at the corner of Main and Depot Streets in Ludlow from 11 a.m. until around 2 p.m.
Local and visiting culinary experts will gather to consume the various chilis, deciding who has the best, the hottest, and People’s Choice—all for cash award prizes. Rotary has doubled the cash prizes awarded in three People’s Choice categories: first ($200), second ($100) and third ($50). Plaques are awarded by a team of three Rotary-appointed judges who decide Favorite, Spiciest and Team Spirit. Rotarians supply service labor and accompaniments, such as bread, cider and ice cream. The cost to the public is $10 for all you can eat.
For information, call 802 236-4341 or email

Photo Courtesy of Ludlow Rotary Club
Tom Guiler serves some of his winning chili to an appreciative taster in the 2015 cook-off.

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