February 18th, 2012 11:30am - 4pm (Thundersnow/ Rain Date is February 19th)
The 14th Annual Great Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-off will feature chili prepared by approximately 30 restaurants as they compete for the titles of Best Meat/Overall Chili, Best Vegetarian, and People's Choice Chili. In addition to Chili, there are other Chili related food items. The Chili Cook-off will feature a farmers market with vendors and local wineries, breweries, and farmer's sampling their goods. All activities will take place on the Commons and surrounding streets.
There will be other events occurring throughout the day of the cook-off including:
Live Bands (2:00 Inside Silky Jones)
Hot Pepper Show Down (2:30pm at the Bernie Milton Pavilion)
Chili 'Stache Competition (3pm at Bernie Milton Pavilion)