Chili Fest returns to rec center March 31

Chili lovers of all ages are invited to the ninth annual Chili Fest on Sunday, March 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ridgefield Recreation Center, 195 Danbury Road.
Visitors may sample chilis by amateur chili cooks as well as professional chefs from local restaurants.
Amateur cooks can win prizes and bragging rights as they vie for the People’s Choice Award, based on votes from festival attendees, or the Celebrity Choice Award, decided by a panel of local chefs.
Entry is free for amateur cooks, only requiring two gallons of the entrant's homemade chili. Cooks of all ages are encouraged to enter. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to
To enter, contact Karen Sulzinsky, event coordinator, at
The Chili Fest is a family-friendly event. It is sponsored by Ridgefield Democrats.
General admission tickets are $25/person (age 16+), a family pack ticket that will admit up to four children ages 7-15 can be purchased for $10, and children 6 and under are free.
Tickets can be purchased at or at the door.