Warm-up with the Chilly Chili Cookoff!

Do your taste-buds have what it takes to judge an award-winning chili? Join the more than forty Chilly Chili Cookoff chefs who are all vying for YOUR vote and enjoy a family-friendly day of foodie adventure!
Your Ticket to Foodie Fun…

Purchase your ticket and
guarantee your spot to…
  • Sample more than 40 varieties of chili, both meat and vegetarian, featuring unique ingredients such as specialty meats, chocolate, and secret blends of spices
  • Cornbread recipes 
  • Beer, mead and wine tastings 
  • Shopping specials 
  • Kid’s activities
  • Enjoy each competitor’s take on decorative booth displays
Held throughout

North Conway Village, NH.

People’s Choice Chefs will serve at the
Professional Chefs will serve at the Gibson Center.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 11-3:00pm
VIP after-party: 4:00pm


Book a vacation package and lodge locally for the weekendLodging packages include overnight stay(s), dining options, specials and more. 

VIP Ticket

Includes early admission, special pairings of mead and wine, gift bags and admission to the
VIP Awards Ceremony hosted by
Tickets are $35. 
Gift bags include the following:
General Admission 
Allows you to sample the chilis and cornbread, and vote for your favorite.
-Adults, $15
-Children under 12, $7


-Children 5 and under, FREE

Meet the chefs…

People’s Choice Chef’s
Sponsored by Eastern Propane

White Mt. Waldorf School
Vaughan Community School 

View all People’s Choice Chef’s here…


Professional Chefs
View all the Professional Chefs here…

North Conway Village Happenings

Rafferty’s Restaurant & Pub
Chili tasting and photos with Raff’s chili pepper mascot, Tuckerman Brewing Co. and Sam Adams  beer promo, Hornitos Margarita tasting & giveaways

Chili tasting. wine and cheese pairings 

VIP Ticket Holders  – receive a wine bottle opener

Hot cider and cheese pairing, cheese courtesy of Cabot Cheese


Complimentary Smuttynose beer tasting and chili sampling

“Chili-ing” and ice cream tasting

Meet the Professional Judges…

Keith Lemerise
Taste of the Seacoast
Chef Bryant Alden
Pres. American Culinary Federation 
Rev. M.G. Martell Spagnolo
Conway Village Congregational Church
Ann Bresnahan
Cert. BBQ Society judge
Chef Gary Sheldon
American Culinary Federation
Chef Len Martin
American Culinary Federation
Chef Matt Houghton
North Country Farmers Co-op
Matthew Nolan
Residence Inn 
Rob Levey
Portsmouth Herald 
Karla Kingsbury
Eastern Oil & Propane
Jean Kerr
Northeast Flavor
Louisa Gagnon
Northway Bank
We spoke with this year’s Professional Judges for what they’re looking for in the more than forty chilis entered in this year’s competition.
Good flavoring
Not too spicy or too bland
Not too think or too thin
Blend of spices 
How well do they season the meat
Is one more over-powering than the other 


Thank You Sponsors

Premier Sponsors
Cayenne Sponsor
Host Sponsors

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