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Chili Cookoff

The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Heritage Port

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About the event:

Since 2002, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff has been a summer staple at Heritage Port in Downtown Wheeling. The event -- always held the first Saturday in June -- features live music on the riverfront all afternoon and plenty of food and drinks for the whole family to enjoy. Attendees can buy tasting tickets to sample the dozens of chilis and salsas prepared by the contestants. All proceeds benefit the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff offers a beautiful venue and easy access from Interstate 70. Tents, tables, and chairs are provided for all individual cooks as part of the entry fee. Cooks can enter the following categories: red chili, chili verde, salsa, and homestyle. 

The event is an official International Chili Society (ICS) competition. The ICS is a nonprofit organization that sanctions chili cookoffs with judging and cooking rules/regulations. The events are worldwide and benefit charities and nonprofit organizations. All winners of ICS-sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the World's Championship Chili Cookoff held each year in October. The ICS is the largest food contest/festival organization in the world.

For more information, visit the ICS site:  

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On June 16, 2015, City of Wheeling officials presented the annual donation from the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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