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Chili Cookoff and Masters of the Hose Race

A full day of hot chili and even hotter firefighters and snowmakers.

March 25, 2018

Traditionally, the Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff and Firefighters' Race combines fiery chili and even hotter firefighters careening down the slopes. But this year, there's a twist. The firefighters' race will now pit hot against cold with the Masters of the Hose Race, which invites snowmakers from around New England to compete against our brave firefighting teams. Then, instead of a restaurant-only competition, anyone can enter the Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff to be awarded Best Chili. Top it all off with live music and a Bloody Mary Bar from Shipyard Brew Haus, and you've Chili Samples got yourself one heck of a Sunday.  

Master of the Hose Race 

In the first heat, firefighters will take to the slopes in full turnout gear and race down a slalom course in teams of five, carrying a massive firehose. The second heat challenges snowmakers from around New England to do the same, donning their duct-taped gloves and other snowmaking attire and carrying one of Sunday River's own snowmaking hoses. Who will ski the slalom course the fastest: the hotter than hot firefighters or the cool as can be snowmakers?

Live entertainment TBA

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Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff 

Join us for the best chili around during the Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff. As in year's past, local restaurants will compete to make sure your taste buds sing, but this year individuals without a restaurant affiliation can also compete! A panel of celebrity judges will determine who wins Best Chili, while your vote counts toward the People's Choice. Purchase each chili sample and help raise money for a good cause. Be sure to bring your cash! You can expect to taste a selection of chilis from local restaurants. Some of our restaurants in the past have included, Studio Bistro at the Mill Hill Inn, Brian's, Farmer's Market and Taps, Suds Pub, Shipyard Brew Haus, Little Red Hen Diner and Bakery, Trails End Restaurant, 22 Broad Street, and The Barking Dawg Market.

Sign ups for the Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff and Masters of the Hose Race will be available soon!