It’ll Be Chili On Every Street Corner In Ithaca This Weekend!



The 15th Annual Downtown Ithaca Great Chili Cook-off and Festival will take place on Saturday February 16, 2013 in The Commons in downtown Ithaca.

This fundraiser for downtown events draws hundreds of chili lovers from all over Central New York. Some of the events are (natch) the Chili Cook-off and judging (more than 30 restaurant and organization vendors), a Comedeyfest, a Chililympics obstacle course, karaoke, Cornbread for Kids (where you can buy cornbread to go with your chili) and more.

The Commons, built in 1974, is one of the largest pedestrian malls in New York State.


Where: Ithaca, NY; The Commons; Downtown

When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 11:30 to 4 P.M.


About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit
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