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Get ready for the 13th annual “Chili Willy” Cook-Off!

Get ready for the 13th annual “Chili Willy” Cook-Off!

The Chili Willy Cook-Off is back for their 13th annual battle of the spoons event!

Join us in Harmony Square (89 Dalhousie St.) in downtown Brantford on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as local restaurants vie for the title of ‘Brantford’s Best Bowl of Chili.’

Tickets are $10 per person, which includes a voting pass, spoon and (NEW!) Chili Cook-Off ceramic mug for you to keep as a souvenir.

Competing teams so far include Alice’s Mobile Restaurant, Brantford Golf & Country Club, Brantford Parks & Recreation, Beckett Adult Leisure CentreHudson Public Kitchen & BarMercasa Little Italy Eatery, and Strodes BBQ & Deli, Strodes The Pit, White Rabbit Catering, and Our Kitchen Brantford. Taste your way through each entry and vote for your favourites. Awards include: People’s Choice, Mayor’s Choice, For the Love of Chili, Best Display, and Kick Back Awards.

Guests can take a break from the chili sampling and enjoy free public skating on the Harmony Square ice rink with music provided by ‘The Gravy Navy’ band. Proceeds from this event go towards free programming at Harmony Square. To support the growth of the event, Dalhousie St. between Market St. and Queen St. will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on February 23.

Who will receive the most votes for the Chili Cook-Off Championship of 2020? Come out and have your say! And come hungry! We look forward to seeing you there. All of the money raised from this event will go towards offering FREE programming in Harmony Square throughout 2020.

Visit the Harmony Square page on the City of Brantford website for up-to-date information.


Harmony Square , Downtown Brantford , Chili Willy Cook-Off , Alice's Mobile Restaurant , Goo's Take-Out & Catering , Mercasa Little Italy Eatery , Strodes BBQ & Deli , The Gravy Navy


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