VIDEO: WZID's Mike Morin has a quick and easy way to make use of leftover chili

Chef Nicole from Cactus Jack's shows how to prepare chili topped with avocado salsa and cotija cheese on WMUR-TV's Cook's Corner

16th Annual Chili Fest - The Hottest Ever!

Welcome to the Henniker Rotary Club "Fire on the Mountain" Chili Fest, an annual celebration of all things spicy. Join us on August 19th, 2018 for a family-friendly afternoon at beautiful Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker, NH filled with food, beverage, entertainment and activities for the kids.


Have Fun, Do Good!

In the 15 years the club has hosted Chili Fest, we have raised and distributed nearly $200,000 to local, regional and international service and humanitarian projects of the Henniker Rotary Club including providing Hurricane relief, spearheading efforts to bring Pure Water to Nicaragua and Honduras and supporting the Rotary Foundation in its efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. Closer to home grants have gone to local food pantries, libraries, school organizations like DECA, and Butler and Amey Brook Park beatification projects, purchasing smoke detectors for Hillsborough and Henniker Fire Departments to distribute to residents, awarding scholarships to high school seniors going on to post-secondary education or trade schools and non profit organizations with special needs.


How Good is Your Chili?

How good is your chili? Why not find out. Be one of our amateur chili makers and you could go home with a cash prize of $500 (1st place), $300 (2nd place) or $200 (3rd place).














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This video was created in 2011 and refers to the 2011 Chili Fest.



Mark Sunday, August 19th, 2018 on your calendars and prepare to join your neighbors and friends in this annual family friendly event at Pats Peak Ski Area, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker, NH

Admission: Adults, $12.00; children 10 and under, $6.00; infants/toddlers free; Hours: Noon - 4:30 PM

Proceeds from the annual Chili Fest support local, national and international projects sponsored by the Henniker Rotary Club and Rotary International.