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24th Annual Fire on the Mountain Chili Cook Off

fire on the mountainSnowshoe WV, is a stunning backdrop for the 24th Annual, Fire on the Mountain Chili Cookoff. This exciting event is a showdown of some of the finest culinary artists, specializing in all things chili pepper!

The cookoff is set to start sizzling Friday, July 10 thru Saturday, July 11, 2015. Organized by the International Chili Society, members from all over the world gather to compete for coveted titles, trophies and over $10,000 in cash and other fantastic prizes. With categories including Chili Verde, Red Chili with meat variations, Salsa, and Home-style Chili–this fierce competition is enough to make mouths water and tummies rumble.

If cooking up a chili storm is not your forte, don’t fret, there are plenty of other entertaining things to do for attendees of all ages. Both days from 10 am – 7 pm, lies the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Craft Fair in the Village Plaza, featuring loads of crafts and other unique items. This is an excellent opportunity to shop for some personal treasures, or even get a jump start on the gift giving season. Can anyone say Christmas in July?

Throughout the village, games keep the energy flowing while live music fills the air; competing only with the dizzying smell of delicious food. This year performances by Rasta Rafiki, Fat Daddy Blues Band, and Sunny Ledford are sure to keep toes tapping and spirits on high. The sound of laughter among friends and family, echoing through the village make this event a memorable, must attend, each and every year.

fire on the mountainHosted in the heart of Snowshoe Mountain Resort, in the Allegheny Mountains of beautiful West Virginia, a chili cookoff generating this much fervor has never felt so relaxing. The mountain exudes tranquility while simultaneously littered with shops, cafes, lodging, and services; serving as a reminder that being in the mountains doesn’t have to equate to sacrificing creature comforts.

Snowshoe WV music and arts festivalSnowshoe WV may be best known for its winter activities, but don’t let the lack of snow in the summer months fool you. With miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, and general sight-seeing, there is plenty to do for the outdoor adventurist. It is also the home of Raven Golf Club, a golf course designed by none other than Gary Player, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport. Snowshoe also boasts an impressive list of venues for weddings and other special events.

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