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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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Chester Park
190 Willow St

Enjoy an evening of food, drinks and live music while shopping for locally made products, meat, eggs, flowers and produce.

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Mt. Lassen Threatre
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Night of laughter with award-winning comic Dan McGowan.

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101 Meadowbrook Loop

The Mile High 100 is a wonderfully scenic century, metric century, and half metric century event in its 40th year for 2023!

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Places to stay nearby

This home is located in the heart of Chester. Minutes to Lake Almanor, for boating, water sports, swimming, kayaking, 40 minutes to Mt. Lassen.


Step into our uniquely designed rooms in the heart of Chester.

Butt Valley Reservoir

63 fee sites along the shore of Butt Valley Reservoir. RV's and tents are welcome with a limit of 6 persons per campsite. Pet Friendly.