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3 rd Annual Charlotte Chili fest

  • Jan 25, 2014 · 12:15 PM
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 Let's meet at 12:15 in the big lot across the street from the FRONT DOOR of the Wyvern and walk over!  


3rd Annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge & Beer Festival 

The aroma of award winning chili will return to Laishley Park in Punta Gorda on January 25th, 2014.  That's when the 3rd annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge and Beer Festival is coming to town.

 25 chili teams will set up their chili cooking booths in Laishley Park in an effort to persuade the judges and the general public that their chili is the best.  The teams may consist of friends, family, service organizations, clubs, non-profits, businesses, or just about anyone who has the desire to make good, if not great chili.

In addition to the Chili cooking, there will be a full slate of activities during the festival.  Merchandise vendors will be on hand as well as other food vendors when you’re ready to take a break from the chili. Live music will be performed all day on the Main Stage and there will be a Kid’s Fun Zone to keep the young ones us for Great Food, Great Live Music & Great Beer!

What goes better with Chili than an ice cold beer? At the festival, thirsty attendees will have an opportunity to sample different beers from small breweries not always readily available in our area. The Beer Tasting Tent will feature over 15 different craft beers from Micro-Breweries around the country to satisfy your thirst. Specialty beers will be available by samples or by the bottle.

So mark your calendars for January 25th, 2014.  The 3rd Annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge and Beer Festival in Laishley Park is sure to warm up a cool January day with great food, great live music, and great beer!

$3 - Kids under 12 free admission. Tickets are required for Chili, beer, other food and the kids area. Ticket value: $1 each.

Deb and the Dynamics 12:30.

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  • Nancy

    Good food, great entertainment and people!

    January 27, 2014

  • Brenda H.

    I had a great time tasting all the chili and enjoying great company. The band was awesome. My favorite chili was the white chili. It was a perfect afternoon with wonderful weather.

    January 26, 2014

  • Tammy

    Deb and the Dynamics were awesome! I had a great time!!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We didn't try any chili, the lines were too long or some booths ran out. The music was awesome. The tickets for the kids zone was over priced. The weather was perfect.

    January 26, 2014

  • Claudia

    We left at 3pm. Chili was pretty much gone and Deb and the Dynamics was done.

    January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't what on me i'm running behind. I willl catch up with the group at some point.

    January 25, 2014

  • Claudia

    Put 101 East Retta Espalnade in your GPS. That is the address for the Wyvern hotel. Park in the lot on E Retta ACROSS from the front door of the Wyvern. We'll be in the lot 12:15 to 12:30. My cell for lost/late arrivers is[masked]-7570.

    $3 - Kids under 12 free admission. Tickets are required for Chili, beer, other food and the kids area. Ticket value: $1 each. Claudia

    January 25, 2014

  • Amy M.

    if the weather is nice I want to walk the riverfront first... any body join me?

    January 24, 2014

  • Claudia

    Deb and the Dynamics is on at 12:30

    1 · January 18, 2014

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