Chili contest in Saxtons River

Layla Maiocco serves up the Saxtons River Inn’s chili entry to Heidi Lauricella at last year’s chili contest to benefit the Saxtons River Rec Area. Photo provided.


SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The hearty smells of chili will waft through the air Saturday, Oct. 20 as the Saxtons River Rec hosts its annual chili contest from noon to 2 p.m. in the yard at Main Street Arts on Main Street.

For a small fee, participants are entitled to endless samples of the chili entries, cornbread to cleanse their palates, and a ballot to choose their favorites in the individual and business categories. Proceeds benefit the Rec and its youth soccer program.

Businesses and individuals may register to participate in the contest by contacting Samantha Fletcher at 802-869-1407 before 9 p.m.

The event features live music, a bake sale, and other fundraising activities. Rain site is the basement of Christ’s Church.

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