The annual Chili Chowder Cook-off is a favorite island get-together featuring fun, sun, food, music, and more. Sponsored by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, the event brings area chefs together in a competition to create the best chili or chowder. Each year sees amazing twists on these dishes, from the chef’s own ingenuity or family recipes handed down from generation to generation.
Attendees to the Chili Chowder Cook-off will be able to taste and help judge delicious variations of these two, classic comfort foods! Consequently, the judges – people like yourself – are the real winners!
The Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off has more to eat than just chili and chowder. Besides the two main dishes, you’ll also be have the chance to devour other classic treats like hot dogs, hamburgers, ice-cream, and a variety of drinks.
This event is always accompanied by live music, raffles, and fun activities for the kiddies. There is also an arts and crafts show will keep the shoppers among you entertained and everyone enjoys the Little Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Stuff competition.
The contest involves children from the area, between the ages of 4 and 7, who answer questions and display their talent, if any to the judges and audience. The competition is irresistibly cute and a real highlight to the day. The Little Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Stuff Competition takes place at 11am, before the start of the Chili Chowder Cook-Off.
2016 Chincoteague Island Classic Car Show
In addition to the cook-off, guests can also enjoy the third annual Chincoteague Island Classic Car Show. Trophies are given for Best In Show, Fire Company’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice, and Top 30 People’s Choice. You can participate by casting your vote for the latter award. You can also enter in your own car! The first 50 cars to register will receive a commemorative dash plaque.
The Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off and Classic Car Show
3rd Annual Chincoteague Island Car Show
Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds
Registration – 10am to Noon
Award Ceremony – 3 PM
Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off Lodging
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