Events: 21st Annual Chili Cook-off Downtown Ithaca presented by Tompkins Trust Company Downtown Ithaca Location: Downtown Ithaca Commons Dates: February 9, 2019
Spend the day at the 21st Annual Chili Cook-off featuring chili prepared by 40+ restaurants competing for the titles of Best Meat/Overall Chili, Best Vegetarian/Vegan Chili, and People’s Choice Chili. There will also be 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 Ithaca Commons and surrounding streets. For the kids of all ages, there is a very special Tompkins Trust Co Family Fun Zone with family fun, games, crafts, and activities which takes place in the Center Ithaca.
Cornbread for Kids will be in front of Center Ithaca and they will be walking the festival selling Giant Cornbread Wedges for $1 with 100% of the money staying local to support the Fresh Snack Program of Woods Earth to fight childhood hunger right in their own community.
Photo credits: Allison Usavage