Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hanover Chili Cook off 2008

The day dawned bright and beautiful and not too very hot. We were going to do our annual trek to Hanover,Pa via Silver Run, Maryland to see our friend Dot...
We got to the chili cook off at about noon and the line was huge but fast moving. If you've never been to a Chili cook off, this would be a good one to start with.
It's held in a big field right next to KClinger's restauraunt right next to where we do the Battle of Hanover Reenactment. We usually meet friends up there and indeed we met up with Mike and Laura and his family too.
Local groups all make huge vats of Chili and you get a spoon when you pay at the door and go around and get small 2 bite cups of the product from each chili group. You vote for the best by leaving your entrance ticket in their bucket. Of course, you have to go around and taste the chili by all of the various groups that make it.
The proceeds all go to charity in Hanover and it's a big event. We enjoy the take on chili that everyone takes, there are Firehouses, families, businesses, and all kinds of groups that make the chili for competition.
Of course, there are various food and drink and beer vendors there too. I brought a huge bottle of water so I just enjoyed the chili and the sunshine.
We're already looking forward to next year's 16th annual event! :)

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