Chili Festivals and Cookoffs Near You

It was an unseasonably warm winter here in the Northeast and Spring has gotten off to a nice start.  However, every once in a while the temp takes a plunge unexpectedly, like a 20-30 degree plunge and that coat you thought you had put away for good is out again. When ever  that happens all I want is some spicy soup or chili. So before Summer gets here and it shoots up to 110 degrees outside like it did last summer, I’m going to check out a few chili festivals in the area.

So here are a few festivals coming up in the next couple of months.





International Chili Society Cook-off
April 21st in Staten Island, NY
This is their main site. Search for a location near you.


Lone Star Chili Cook-off
May 12th, New York City
Yes the Lone Star cook-off is in NYC and one of the most popular in the area.


NJ State Chili and Salsa Cook-off
May 19th in Toms River, NJ
This is one of the most popular cook offs in New Jersey!


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