Wells ME Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Chili-Fest
WELLS – The Wells Chamber of Commerce will host the 21st Annual Chili-Fest on Saturday, August 27 at the Wells Junior High Campus on Route 1 in Wells from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Joe Harvey Invitational Cookoff, sanctioned by the International Chili Society, is one of the last events available for “chiliheads” to qualify to compete in the world championship to be held this year in September in Myrtle Beach, SC. come from as far away as Florida, Nevada and Illinois.
The Cookoff will feature cooks in four categories: Red Chili made with beef and ripe red chilies; Green chili (verde) made with chicken or pork and green chilies, Homestyle (traditional chili with beans) as well as a Youth Homestyle and Salsa division. Cash prizes and plaques are awarded to winners along with bragging rights.
Chili cooks will bring their chili to serve from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the People’s Choice contest with a top prize of $250. People’s Choice ballots are included in “tasting kits” available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wells Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.
Kennebunk Savings is the main sponsor of the event and DF Richard Energy is the Gold sponsor.
Merchants and artisans will also be present for this event.
The event is free and there is free parking on site. For more information, visit wellschilifest.com.