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Whallonsburg Grange hosts Essex Chili Cook-Off March 3

Essex chili cookoff

Essex Initiatives (EI) and The Whallonsburg Grange Hall, two non-profit organizations in Essex, NY, will host a Chili Cook-Off at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Sunday, March 3, between 1 and 4 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature live music from Ploughman’s Lunch, a chili dinner, and an opportunity to taste chilis competing for the Crowd Favorite Chili category. Tickets for the Essex Chili Cook-Off are $10 (children under 10 are free) and may be purchased in advance online or at the door and all proceeds will go toward entertainment on Essex Day.

“Our small, rural community is fortunate to know the wonderful people that grow our food, providing us with the opportunity to eat a balanced, locally sourced diet. This event is a chance for our local community to get together and celebrate the people that feed Essex and the North Country, as well as an inviting chili enthusiasts to participate in a friendly competition for the best local chilies” said Eli Goff, Vice President of Essex Initiatives. 

The competition is free to enter and local farms and members of the community are invited to compete to win Best Meat Chili, Best Vegetarian Chili, Most Innovative Chili, Judge’s Favorite Chili, and Crowd Favorite Chili. Only chilis prepared in a commercial or licensed kitchen may be tasted by the public. All other chilis will be judged by a panel of six community members.

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