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2017 Chili Cook-Off and Feelin’ Good 5K Race

Saturday, April 8th is the time to shake off the winter chills and join us for a fabulous foodie event to kick off our Spring season here in Mt Washington Valley! There will be plenty of chili and cornbread to keep you fueled for a day of fun, festivity, and a 5K race, plus North Conway Village shopping and the event’s  Red Hot Stops where you can find treats and shopping deals.

chili-5k-logoThis is the first year of the Feelin’ Good 5k Race through the White Mountain Milers. Burn some calories before indulging in chili and cornbread samples at the Cook-Off and explore beautiful North Conway Village by running or walking in the race! The race kicks off at Schouler Park in North Conway at 9:30am, where participants will race around the village and near Cranmore Mountain, finishing back at the park. Awards will be given to the top three overall runners and walkers.

The Feelin’ Good 5K is open for registration through White Mountain Milers and the RunReg website. The Race Fee is $35 per person and includes your entry to the Chili Cook-Off, access to the After Party at Abenaki Trail Restaurant, and store discounts at the Red Hot Stops.

Event Schedule:
  • 8:00AM – 5K Registration/Bib pick up
  • 9:15AM – 5K Registration tent is closed
  • 9:30AM- 5K Race begins
  • 10:45AM – Race Award Ceremony
  • 11:00AM – Chili Cook-Off Doors open 
  • 3:00 PM – Chili Cook-Off Ends
  • 4:00PM – Chili Cook-Off After Party & Award Ceremony


About the Annual Chili Cookoff

Hosted by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, the annual Chili Cook-off has featured the culinary creations of professional chefs, individuals, local organizations, and nonprofits for many years. What started with just a few vendors has now grown to more than 40 vendors. Hundreds of hungry chili fans will fill The Village of North Conway tasting the best of the Valley’s chili recipes.

The Many Ways to Enjoy the Day

chili-cookoffThere are so many ways to participate in the fun at the Annual Chili Cook-Off! Professional and non-professional chefs are welcome to register their team for their chance to win fabulous prizes and bragging rights. Chef registration is open and filling up fast! For more information, please review the 2017 Chili Cook-Off Chef Guidelines.

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for businesses to promote their brand. Sponsorship packages vary in cost and exposure and there are packages available for nonprofits. For more information, please review the 2017 Chili Cook-Off Sponsorship Packages document or contact the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.

chili-cookoff2In this event, ticket holders are judges, too! In purchasing tickets and sampling many delicious chili and cornbread recipes, ticket holders are in control of the “People’s Choice” vote. Ticket holders will receive three different colored tickets for use as ballots – one for Best Chili, one for Best Cornbread, and one for Best Display of Theme.

Event Tickets and More Information

Tickets for the Chili Cook-Off are $15 for adults and $7 for children, with free admission for children under 3. Interested parties may purchase Early Bird tickets by contacting the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, and tickets will be available on the day of the event for the same prices at the ticket booth.

There are lodging package agreements available for interested lodging properties in the area as well. Contact the Chamber for more information.

For more information on the Chili Cook-Off, visit http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org, call the Chamber at (877) 948-6867 or (603) 356-5701 or email Visitor Services at visitor@mtwashingtonvalley.org.



Join the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce for the Splendors of Italy


Day 1: Arrive in Rome

Day 2: Explore the “Eternal City” of Rome; and visit the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Square

Day 3: Journey North to Orvieto and take in the Gothic architecture

Day 4: Explore the Tuscany Region, visiting vineyards and medieval squares

Day 5: Transport back to the Rennaissance by way of Florence

Day 6-7: Visit the Leaning Tower in Pisa and spend two nights in Venice

Day 8: Journey South and visit the world famous basilica in Assisi.

Day 9: Enjoy breakfast in Rome before flying home

Enjoy a Nine Day Excursion to the
Country of Italy!

October 25 – November 3, 2014

Our Chamber in partnership with our member, Globus Travel, has negotiated a great deal on an adventure of a lifetime! 

Join a friend and a Chamber representative for a trip to Italy.

Italy, a country filled with history, amazing art, delicious cuisine, remarkable architecture, and splendid beauty — you’ll see and feel it all on this magnificent tour through Italy.

Hotel, Meal and Flight information

Price, per person, based on double occupancy: $2,999.00
Contact Melody Nester
for single and triple rates & for more information!

Register for the 10th Annual MWVCC Chilly Chili Cook-off!

10th Annual
Chilly Chili Cookoff!


Calling all chefs to chili cookoff

MWV Chamber of Commerce, Rafferty’s &

North Conway Community Center will host the

10th Annual Chilly Chili Cookoff on
Saturday, March 2, 2013



Have a great chili recipe you think can go the distance?

Then grab an apron and a team and enter the 10th Annual MWV Chamber’s Chilly Chili Cookoff. The event is open to all levels of chili cooks… from professional chefs to non-profits to individuals. There will even be a prize for most festive booth.

The cook-off is scheduled from 11 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, in the Village of North Conway. Register Early… first 25 registered chefs get a $25 Gift Certificate from North Conway Hannaford. To enter, download register form.

ICS Regional Cookoff
The 10th Annual Chilly Chili Cookoff will also include an ICS Regional Cookoff that will be hosted at the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2617 White Mountain Highway, North Conway. The Three cookoff categories are: Red (traditional red chili), Chili Verde (green chili) and Salsa. Winner will qualify to compete in the Last Chance Cookoff at the International Chili Society’s 2013 annual championship event will be held at the Spa Resort Casino in beautiful downtown Palm Springs on October 11-13. Must be a member of ICS to compete.



Carol Hanson of Carol Hanson Art, Inc. of Fryeburg, Maine will hold

a “Crazy Hat” workshop at The Rugged Mill, 2633 White Mountain Highway in the Village of North Conway from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Stroll the Village of North Conway with your zany creation as you taste chilies along the way. Trophy award for the best overall hat. A panel of “secret judges” will be checking you. Be as creative as you wish in designing your hat, the only rule is that you have FUN!

For More Info call Carol Hanson at 603-733-6964 or email carolhanson@aol.com.


Chili Logo




$10 – Adults

(12) and under – $7

(5) and under FREE, when accompanied by an adult




Hot Chocolate & Cookies
12pm-4pm (or while supplies last)



Once you’ve had your fill of chili, top it off with complimentary steamy hot chocolate and yummy cookies donated by Arts in Motion.