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26th Annual Eat the Heat Chili Cook-off & Firefighters' Race

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Some like it hot!

April 3, 2016

Between the chili and the firefighters, this Spring Fever event is hot, hot, hot. Held slopeside at White Cap Lodge, Eat the Heat includes music, a chili-dog eating contest, firefighters' race, and the famous chili cook-off.

Fire Fighters ChondolaFirefighters' Race 

Firefighters from all around New England team up for this fun event to raise money for the Sunday River Community Fund. They race a Giant Slalom course on Lower Tempest in full turnout gear with a fire hose. Last year, the Jay Fire Department of Jay, Maine, remained the reigning champs, with Bethel, Maine, as the runner up and Auburn, Maine, taking third place. Does your firehouse have what it takes to take home the covented trophy? Sign up today!

7AM - 9AM Registration for Firefighters' race at White Cap Lodge

10AM - 12PM Firefighters' Race

11AM - 2PM Live slopeside entertainment from Crime Scene

Eat the Heat Chili Cook-off

Chili chefs from the Bethel area also Chili Samplesserve up some of the best chili you'll ever taste in competition for the "Best Chili" and "People's Choice" awards. Last year's competitors included the Sudbury Inn, Roosters Roadhouse, Sunday River Brew Pub, Foggy Goggle, Camp, Sunday River Food Court, Cilantro, and the Phoenix. Samples cost $1 each and all proceeds benefit the Sunday River Community Fund.  All interested restaurants and fire houses should sign up in advance. 

12PM Eat The Heat Chili Cook-off

2PM Chili dog eating contest with awards to follow

Thanks to our sponsors! Bud Light