If the cold of late has been too much for you to handle, then join the Highlands Business Partnership for its annual chili cook-off St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser at Bahrs Landing Restaurant on Sunday, February 24th.
The Highlands Business Partnership’s Chili Cook Off fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 3-7PM at Bahrs Landing Restaurant, 2 Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ. Tickets are $30.00 and include all snacks, chili tasting, two beer tickets and two ballots. All proceeds will benefit the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
There will be two Chili Cook Off contests. The “Professional” Cook Off (commercial) will begin at 4PM sharp and the “Amateur” Cook Off (residents) will begin promptly at 5PM. Once the chili lovers have tasted all contestants’ chili, they will vote for their favorite and drop their ballot in the ballot box. The results will be tallied and the winners will be announced at 6:00 PM. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each contest. In addition to the People’s Choice, there will be an independent panel of 5 judges.
Chili Contestant Rules:
There is a $10 entry fee and you are required to pre-register and make a minimum of 3 lbs of chili. Chili must be presented in a sanitary crock-pot or similar pot and served at a temperature of 180 degrees.
Chili tasting cups, spoons, and napkins will be provided. You must bring your own fixings such as cheese, scallions or any other garnish you wish to present with your sample. We recommend that you arrive at least thirty minutes prior to the start of the contest in order to set up your area. We will be registering a maximum of twelve Amateur Chili Cooks (residential) and twelve (Commercial) Chili Cooks.
If you are interested in entering, please go to https://highlandsnj.wufoo.com/forms/ro1bckd09og7vv/. For additional information, please call 732-291-4713. Registration is CLOSED on February 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM, no exceptions.
Tickets are available for purchase online for $30.00 per person, which includes all snacks, chili tasting, two beer tickets, and two ballots. It’ll be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM over at Bahrs Landing Restaurant on 2 Bay Avenue in Highlands, NJ.
You’ll find photos below from the Highland Business Partnership’s previous events, as well as an accompanying video above.