The 2018 Henniker Rotary Chili Fest is Sunday, August 18, 2019

Chili Competitions

Chili Tasting The 2018 Chili Fest features two chili tasting competitions, one for professionals and a second for amateurs. Chilis will be judged by a panel of Celebrity Chefs and cash prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded to the top three Amateur Chilis.

The top 3 Celebrity judged professional chilis will be awarded colorful banners and plaques. There will be People's Choice and Best Booth Display winners in each category. Chili Entry forms, judging criteria and entry rules are all available to be downloaded.

The Fire on the Mountain Trail 5K

The Henniker Rotary and New England College's Adventure Bound Program will kick off Chili Fest with a 5K race on the slopes of Pats Peak. For more information and to register for the event go to: The race will take place in the morning prior to the start of Chili Fest and prizes will be awarded during the opening ceremony at 11:45 AM.

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