Mt. Crested Butte Chili Cook-Off

The Annual Mt. Crested Butte Fall Festival of Beers & Chili Cook-off, in Crested Butte, Colorado, takes place this upcoming weekend – September 8, 2012.  This gathering features 15 Colorado Breweries, plus one renowned brewery from Bend, Oregon – The Deschutes Brewery.  These beers will help you cool down after locals heat it up with their favorite chili recipes for you to try.

Of course, if you think you may have the best chili recipe in Gunnison Valley, you may bring your finest 3 gallons of chili to the festival on Saturday morning at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort ski area.  Entry into the cook-off is free including free entry into the festival.  There will be 6 chili categories in which prizes will be awarded:

Best International Chili Society Red Chili (that’s no beans or fillers)
Anything Goes (just like the name says, anything goes)
Green Chili
Vegetarian Chili (with no meat or meat stock)
Best Professional Entry
Best Table Decoration

Get into the spirit of autumn with this celebration, sure to heat you up with samples of great chili and cool you off with micro brewed beers, all the while enjoying live music all afternoon.


Jennie Iverson
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