November 29, 2022
Ithaca, NY | 34°F

Life & Culture

Ithaca Area Restaurants Host 17th Annual Chili Festival

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Visitors crowd Ithaca’s downtown area during the 17th Annual Downtown Chili Cook-off, hoping to taste the array of chilies available in the street-side booths. A day of events accompanied the tasting, with notable spectacles including a hot pepper–eating contest, a beard and mustache competition, live music and karaoke. In addition to chili, beer and snacks were available to attendees.