Chili Cook-off

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Date(s) - 02/24/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Clinton Square



Winterfest’s signature event!

Cooking begins early and the entries offer samples to the public once the judges samples have been collected at about 2:30pm. Prizes for judges’ decisions and People’s Choice.  Presented by the Updowntowners of Syracuse


CHILI COOKOFF – 11am – 3pm; Clinton Square. Winterfest’s signature event, the
Chili Cook-off is presented by the Updowntowners of Syracuse, Inc. Area restaurants
and other organizations spend hours at Clinton Square preparing their creations in
hopes of capturing a cash prizes $400, $200, $100, a plaque and the bragging rights to having the best chili in town. As the cook off wraps up, samples are collected from each competitor
for judging by a panel of celebrities. This is followed by a public tasting at approximately
2:30pm in which people can vote for their favorites for the People’s Choice
Award. Sponsors: Onondaga Beverage Corp. and Updowntowners of Syracuse,
Inc.; Media Sponsors: 92.1 The Wolf and Table Hopping with CNY
Night Life newspaper

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