SCUGOG: People will once again have the opportunity to fill their bowls, on Sunday, Sept. 18th, when the 8th annual Harvest Chili Cook-Off takes over Port Perry’s downtown core.
Last year, Port Perry Villa swept up both awards, taking the Judge’s and People's choice. This year, they face some tight competition, as they will face off with 11 other local businesses. This includes three new entrants to this competition: Port Perry Marina’s Boat House Grill, Willowtree Farms and West Shore Village.
As well as chili tasting, there will also be a corn roast, art fair,
petting farm, Pumpkin Painting and a Kids Zone.
Bouncy Castle Village is offering individual tickets, or a wristband for $15 that will allow kids to bounce all day. For those who would like to get their shopping done, there will also be a side walk sale and the farmers market.
The event, put on by the Port Perry BIA, will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The chili will be served from noon until 2 p.m. People are being encouraged to come early, as the chili goes fast. Tickets are $10 each, which includes a chili mug. Tickets will be available at the two BIA booths starting at 11 a.m.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the 'Operation Scugog' Food Bank. During the event, Queen St., from John St. to Water St., as well as Water St. from Queen St. to Mary St., will be closed.