Fish Creek Plans for Annual “Smokin’ Hot Chili Cook Off” During 29th Annual Winter Festival

Cooks of all culinary abilities, from novice to expert, are invited to compete for the next “Smokin’ Hot Chili Cook-Off” crown at Fish Creek’s 29th Winter Festival on Saturday, February 6.


Gift certificate prizes and impressive bragging rights will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place chili winners.

All participants should bring a crockpot of their beloved chili to the large heated tent in Clark Park between 10:0 and 11:00 AM.

Local celebrity judges Mike Mesic (106.9 The Lodge FM), Dick Skare (Town of Gibraltar President), David Haase (Chef at Stone Harbor Resort) and Rachel Manek (WLUK TV) will begin tasting contestants’ chili at 11:00 AM; and at 12:00 winners will be announced.

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Following the announcement of the winners, the public is welcome to an all-you-can-sample bowl of chili for a suggested donation of $

For more information, please contact the Fish Creek Visitor Information Center at (920) 868-2316 or email Jackie Nelson at