Ridgefield Democrats seeks chili cooks, festival planned for March 11

Chili lovers of all ages are invited to the eighth annual Chili Fest Sunday, March 11th, 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 celebrity judges.

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 www.ridgefielddems.org. To enter, contact chili@ridgefielddems.org.

Sponsored by Ridgefield Democrats, the Chili Fest is a non-partisan, family-friendly event.

General admission tickets are $25/person (age 16+), a family pack ticket that will admit up to 4 children ages 7-15 can be purchased for $10, and children 6 and under are free.

Tickets can be purchased at www.ridgefielddems.org or at the door.