Big Bear Old Miners Association ICS Chili Cook Off full of family fun

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Big Bear Old Miners ICS Chili Cookoff

Big Bear Old Miners ICS Chili Cook Off free to attend – full of family fun

Big Bear Old Miners ICS Chili Cookoff  set for Sat. July 15

The heat is on as the 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Association parties with a purpose hosting its annual Big Bear Old Miners ICS Chili Cookoff . Spicy time is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, in the Bartlett Road Parking Lot in the heart of Big Bear Lake Village. Admission is Free. However, for chili enthusiast, there a $5 fee for a tasting kit to indulge in all those great bowls of fire.

For more information on the Big Bear Old Miners ICS Chili Cookoff , call Henry Moreno, chair, at (760) 490-9264, or by emailingdizzyjbear@gmail.com. The Old Miners Website is www.OldMiners.org. Old Miners is also on Facebook.

World-class contestants will be preparing red chili; chili verde and homemade salsa for judging. It’ll be a flaming hot time, and besides the chili tasting, there will be numerous vendors offering a wide variety of gift items and souvenirs for sale, food and a beer garden.

Live musical entertainment during the Big Bear Old Miners ICS Chili Cookoff will play throughout the day on Big Bear Lake City Stage.

The annual Outhouse Races will begin at 1 p.m. The driver is mounted on the throne and has to have a roll of paper on hand as they negotiate the treacherous race course. The championship team is awarded the coveted, “Golden Outhouse” trophy as well as gift certificates. There is a People’s Choice Award for “Best Decorated Outhouse.”

The events associated with the Chili Cook-Off include: the International Chili Society Chili and Salsa competition, Outhouse Races, children’s games and activities including, potato sack and stick pony races, rock climbing wall and face painting, Big Bear History show, WildWest Gun show, Gold Rush Mining Adventure and gold panning, dunk tank, live music on the Hay Stage and Chili Bandstand, and the sale of food and beverages, including alcoholic  beverages.