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Chili Cookoff and Firefighters Race

A full day of hot chili and even hotter firefighters and snowmakers.

March 25, 2018

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 from The Pete Kilpatrick Band, firefighters' race, and the famous chili cook-off.  Top it all off with live music and a Bloody Mary Bar from Shipyard Brew Haus, and you've  got yourself one heck of a Sunday.  

Chili SamplesFirefighters Race
Firefighters from all around New England team up for this fun event. They race a Giant Slalom course on Lower Tempest in full turnout gear with a fire hose. 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 the Pete Kilpatrick Band

To register, please fill out the Firefighters Race Form and email, fax or mail to Sunday River. 

Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff 

 Join us for the best chili around during the Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff. As in year's past, local restaurants will compete to make sure your taste buds sing, but this year individuals without a restaurant affiliation can also compete! A panel of celebrity judges will determine who wins Best Chili, while your vote counts toward the People's Choice. Purchase each chili sample and help raise money for a good cause. Be sure to bring your cash! Tasting starts at 12pm. You can expect to taste a selection of chilis from local restaurants. Including: 

  • 22 Broad Street
  • Cilantro
  • Foggy Goggle
  • The Matterhorn
  • Shipyard Brewhaus
  • The Jordan Hotel
  • Rocket Ron's American Grill
  • Sunday River Brew Pub
  • Suds Pub
  • Trails End
  • Plus more!

Looking to enter your Chili? Fill out the Chili Cook-off Form and email, fax or mail to Sunday River.