Date(s) - 02/20/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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; Hanover 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 Hanover Square preparing their creations in hopes of capturing a cash prize, 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 2:30 pm 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: WOLF105.1 and Table Hopping with CNY Night Life newspaper