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Chili Willy Cook-Off

Chili Willy Cook-Off

Are you in the mood to enjoy some delicious food with friends and family in the heart of downtown Brantford? If so, we’ve got the event for you! This year’s 11th annual Chili Willy Cook-Off takes place Sunday, February 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Harmony Square. 

This Sunday in February, make your way downtown to see many local businesses compete with their own special chili recipes, all vying for the title of “Brantford’s Best Bowl of Chili”.  Tickets are $5 per person, and that supplies you with a reusable bowl, spoon and a voting pass to cast your vote.  As per tradition, you can purchase your ticket at the event when you arrive.

There’s always a variety of delicious chili recipes and unique toppings to tickle the taste buds and warm you up on a ‘chilly’ February day!  Other awards given out include: People's choice, Mayor's choice, For the love of chili, Best display, and kick back awards. Last year’s defending champion is Goo’s Take Out – a West Brant take out restaurant that specializes in tasty Canadian favourites with a twist.  Will his chili reign supreme again?! Every vote counts!

Guests can take a break from the chili sampling and enjoy free public skating on the Harmony Square ice rink, and also enjoy some tunes provided by a live DJ!

Proceeds raised from this event go toward free programming at Harmony Square in downtown Brantford. To support the growth of the event, Dalhousie Street between Market Street and Queen Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 25th

Who will receive the most votes for the Chili Cook Off Championship of 2018? Come out and have your say! We look forward to seeing you there.

Update!! This year's competitors include:



Click here to learn more about Chili Willy Fest at Harmony Square


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