The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce is cooking up a feast of festivities for its 11th annual Chili-Fest to be held Oct. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. rain or shine on Main Street in New Martinsville.
Scheduled events include chili sampling and taste off; hot pepper, hot dog, and pie eating contests; a kid's costume parade; kid's royalty contest; children's games and activities; jump castles; balloon art; corn hole tournament; farmer's market; 5K run; live entertainment; Parlor City crafters; exhibitors; and vendors.
Food must be prepared and cooked in a health department-approved kitchen with verification. Food handlers classes are available at the Wetzel-Tyler Health Department.
Booth fees for chili vendors are $25. Booth space is also available for selling food items other than chili for $20 per space, arts and crafts for $20 per space, and exhibits are free but must register at the chamber office.
The deadline to register as a chili vendor contestant, crafter, or royalty pageant contestant is Oct. 22. There is no limit to the number of chili vendors. For more information or to register call the Wetzel County Chamber of Contest at 304-455-3825, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.wetzelcountychamber.com.