Wakeman Town Farm's 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off & Barn Dance

CTbites Team
Wakeman Town Farm is hosting its first-ever Chili Cook-off and Barn Dance on Sunday, August 3rd  from 2pm-5pm, a high-spirited chili competition, followed by a foot-stompin' barn dance, led by legendary Contra Dance Caller Bill Fischer and his band of merry musicians, drummers and fiddlers.

It will be a day of family fun and fiery eats for all ages. Both the chili cook-off and the barn dance will be open to the public. The cost for the event is $20 for Adults, $5 for children, capped at $50 per family. Admission includes chili samples and live music. Refreshments will be available for an additional charge, and all proceeds will go to "raise the roof" funding for Wakeman Town Farm's revamped classroom space. 

Enter the Cook-Off

Do you have a killer Chili recipe worthy of being crowned the WTF Chili Champ?  We are inviting teams comprised of folks from local civic organizations and groups (Westport Fire and Police Departments, Westport Y's Men, Westport Woman's Club, etc.), restaurants, farms, downtown business, families and friends to compete for bragging rights to Westport's most winning chili in Wakeman Town Farm's first-ever Chili Cook-off. In keeping with our farm roots, we encourage your team to use locally sourced ingredients-if possible-and to share your recipe.

Each chili will be judged by all who attend the event & prizes will be awarded.

We are accepting a few more teams to join us on Sunday, August 3rd from 2:00pm-5:00pm for the Chili Cook-off, and we hope you will consider putting together a team together to compete. 

How Do I Enter?

Simply email our organizer, Craig Charlton, ccrider453@gmail.com by Wednesday, August 1st.

For more info about the Chili Cook-off or to sign up your team. Include the name of your team, the name and cell number of the head chef/point person for your team. Craig will send you a note with confirmation and details how much chili to bring and what supplies are provided. 

The Farm is located at 134 Cross Highway, Westport, CT 06880