2019 Chili Contest


Once again on Saturday January 26, 2019 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.

Are you a professional Chili Chef or are you a community group or individual with access to a commercial kitchen?  You can enter the contest!



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.

A $1 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 two awards this year (Best Chili, Best Display) with contestants being anonymously judged on 4 criteria; Color, Texture, Aroma, Flavor and Display plus a Peoples Choice Award.

Winners of the 2018nChili 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