Group in front of a Chili booth

Chilly Chili Cook-off

The Chilly Chili Cook-Off hosted by The Almanor Foundation is a must with 15+ chilis to sample. Three awards to be given including People’s choice, Judge’s choice and Showmanship. See an ice carver turn 200lbs of ice into a fabulous sculpture, enjoy adult beverages, smores kits for $1 to roast over fire pits, live music from the local singing dentist, a toque contest and more. Monies to benefit the Chester Park Ice Skating Rink. February 18, 1:00 to 4:00pm. $10/adults; $5 for kids.

An afternoon of fun with ice carver, music, a toque contest and 15+ chilis to sample.


Feb 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Chester Park
Meadowbrook Loop off of Main Street


Northwest Plumas

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