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Chili and Salsa Cook-off & Willys Jeep Day in Wrightwood

Make Wrightwood CA the Place to be October 7

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. – Red, green, hot or spicy; the choice is yours at the Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chili Cook-off and Salsa Making contest, Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Wrightwood Community Center, 1275 Hwy. 2, between Park and Pine streets.

Cook-off festivities includes chili and salsa tastings, a team Corn Hole tournament, a jalapeño eating contest, live music by country music group Jarett James and the County Line, and a 50/50 cash drawing.

This years’ beer garden is hosted by the Wrightwood Chamber along with the Wrightwood Brewery.

Salsa tasting runs from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (or until gone) in the Community Center. Salsa tasting chip bags kits are $3 per person and are available at the door. Chili tasting begins at Noon. Chili Cook-off entries are made from scratch and prepared on site. Chili tasting kits can be purchased at the outside Chamber booth for $5 per person. It’s recommended to come early to not miss out on the Chili or Salsa tasting events. Last minute salsa entries will be accepted at the community center at 10 a.m., with a $5 per entry fee, application, and list of ingredients.

New this year is a team Corn Hole tournament. Teams are invited to participate in the competition for cash prizes. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a $25 entry fee. Competition begins at noon.

Also featured will be the 14th annual Willys Jeep Day sponsored by the West Coast Willys from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on downtown Park St. featuring 50+ vehicles. Of interest to history buffs young and old, all Willys and Jeep owners are invited to display their vehicles at the event; whether in vintage or any other condition. This event concludes with dirt and paved road convoys through the San Gabriel Mountains.

For general information call the Wrightwood Chamber of Commerce, (760) 713-9535 or visit the for Chili and Salsa competition rules and regulations and/or contestant applications.

A pot of delicious chili from 2016 People's Choice winner Leslie Mihalko.
A pot of delicious chili from 2016 People’s Choice winner Leslie Mihalko.

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