2020 Chili Contest


Once again on Saturday January 25, 2020 downtown Mount Holly will be the place for families to warm their tummies and see lots of artistic eye candy while having plenty of free family-friendly fun.

Besides playing host to over a dozen professional and amateur ice carvers from up and down the east coast, the Fire & Ice Festival features the best professional chili cooks around vying for the Award for the finest chili in Burlington County.   It will be held again this year at The Union Firehouse at 18 Washington Street.

A $2 donation lets you taste all the different chilis and vote for your favorite!  Your donation helps to make this event possible and provide awards to the contestants who put so much time, money and effort into their chilis.

There will be three awards: the coveted Prize for Best Chili with the winner receiving $250, the Chili Trophy and bragging rights for 2020 as the winner of the contest. The Prize for Most Creative Presentation with the winner receiving $100; and, the crowd favorite Peoples Choice Award with the winner receiving a $100 check.

Winners of the 2019 Chili Contest:

B-Unos Breakfast, Burgers & Burritos


Best Display:  

Charito’s Kitchen


People’s Choices Award:

The Elks


Here is the list of 2019 competitors:

The Olde World Bakery & Cafe

RCBC Culinary

Mt. Holly Elks

B-UNOs Breakfast, Burgers, Burritos

Burlington County Institute of Technology

Second Baptist church

First Presbyterian Church 

The Local Eatery and Pub

Charito’s Kitchen

The Affordable Homes Group

Robin’s Nest Restaurant

Winners of the 2018 Chili Contest!


Second Baptist Church – First Place

Charito’s Kitchen – Second Place

Olde World Bakery – Third Place

Patti Wagon – Best Display

Rowan College at Burlington County Culinary Arts Center – People’s Choice

Burlington County Institute of Technology

Affordable Home Group

Robin’s Nest Restaurant