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17th Annual Chili Challenge Heats up Waterville Valley

Chili-challenge and brew tent

As the leaves turn color and the nights become cooler, guests are invited to feel the heat in Waterville Valley during the 17th Annual Chili Challenge & Brews. On Saturday, September 26, this event will be held in the Town Square with area restaurants competing for the renowned title of “best chili.”

Pay a small sampling fee of $7.50 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under), taste each contenders’ entries, and then cast your vote for your favorite recipe. During and after the contest you can visit the Brew Tent. It will be open until 4 p.m. and feature Pacifico, NegraModelo Draft, and Sierra Nevada. Live music will be provided throughout the event by The Uncle Steve Band.


Waterville Valley, New Hampshire’s family resort, was designed and planned as a self-contained, four-seasons destination in the White Mountain National Forest. Today, in addition to world-class ski area, Waterville Valley Resort has award-winning tennis courts, golf, hiking, biking, lodging, cultural activities and summer theater, an indoor ice rink, boating and a skate park. Dining options include both traditional favorites and elegant eateries. For more information, call 800-468-2553 or visit