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The 3rd Annual Queen City Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, April 4, 2015

12:00pm to 4:00pm

All Ages $5

The 3rd Annual Queen City Chili Cook-Off

The 3rd Annual Queen City Chili Cook-Off

Admission fee includes chili tasting/judging and entertainment from Upstate Rubdown!
All proceeds benefit the Burlington Fire Fighters Association.
**limited to first 30 contestants**

Brittany Hibbs
Chef Courtney Contos
Dave Farrell
Peter Shumlin
Miro Weinberger

MC: Tim Kavanaugh

Prize Categories:
Best Overall
People’s Choice (get your friends to vote for you!)
Chef’s Choice
Most Creative
Best Overall Presentation (chili, serving, booth, etc)

Serving utensils, tasting containers, and table set up provided by Nectar’s. Chili must arrive at Nectar’s heated and ready to be served in either a crock pot or hot plate. Each entry must be a minimum of 3 gallons of chili. One type of chili per entry. Note: not all chili needs to be in the crock pot at the same time. Any additional chili containers can be stored by Nectar’s staff and brought out as needed to refill your crockpot or other heating element.

Please email with any questions! Register early because SPACE IS LIMITED!

Entry Form: CLICK HERE

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Upstate Rubdown

Upstate Rubdown is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner (and decade) of America’s musical heritage. Based in New York’s Hudson Valley region, the band has spent years cultivating its sound, and continues to grow by the tune. The instrumentation includes Harry D’Agostino on upright bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, Dean Mahoney on cajón, and Christian Joao on flute and alto/baritone saxophone. The dynamic rhythm section supports a three part vocal harmony powerhouse of founding members Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn with recent Nashville-transplant Allison Olender.

Over its five year history, the band has played in more than twenty states, from intimate house concerts to prominent festival stages, including Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, and Green River Festival. The band has opened for Cory Henry, Phox, The Felice Brothers, and many others.

  • Nectar's
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  • 188 Main Street Burlington, VT 05401
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  • (802) 658-4771
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  • Hours: Sun-Tue 7pm-2am / Wed-Sat 5pm-2am
NECTAR'S / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. 2011.