If the cold weather has been too much for you, then join the Highlands Business Partnership for its 10th annual Chili cook-off St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser at the Proving Ground in Highlands on Sunday, February 27.
The Highlands Business Partnership’s Chili Cook Off fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2022 from 2-6PM at Proving Ground, 56 Shrewsbury Ave, Highlands, NJ. Tickets are $35.00 and include samplings of chilis, two beer tickets and two voting ballots. There will be performances by bag pipe bands and Daly’s Irish Dancers. All proceeds will benefit the 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, taking place on March 19th, 2PM, step off at Huddy Park Highlands, NJ.
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 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.
To compete, register here https://highlandsnj.wufoo.com/forms/ro1bckd09og7vv/
For additional information, please call 732-291-4713
The 10th annual Chili cook-off St. Patrick’s Parade Fundraiser will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Proving Ground Waterfront Dining on 56 Shrewsbury Avenue in Highlands, NJ.
source: Highlands Business Partnership via Facebook