SATURDAY, MARCH 4 | 12 - 3PM


    Congratulations 2023 Chili Fest Winners

    1st Place  #26 LOS CHARROS CANTINA
    Charity: Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries

    2nd Place  #3 FRESH SALT
    Charity: Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services

    3rd Place  #13 TEA KETTLE RESTAURANT
    Charity: SARAH, Inc.

    Judges Choice  #6 CLOUD NINE CATERING

    Spirit of Chili Fest Award: #11 GROSSMAN/PURSUIT OF PASTRY




    The 26th Annual Old Saybrook Chili fest takes place along Main Street, Old Saybrook. Twenty five chefs will compete for the title of "Best Chili," as determined by you, the voting public. 

    Tasting Ballots are $15 each, sold at the Chamber office (1 Main Street) and at ballot stations along Main Street. Each ballot allows purchaser to sample all chilis. Mark your ballot with your top choice and return the ballot to a ballot station. A total of 10 chilis must be tasted for a ballot to be counted in the vote.

    Proceeds support the Chamber's C. Wilfred Hunter Memorial Scholarship for graduating high school seniors attending post-secondary school. In addition, the top three winners earn a donation to their designated charity.


    Have a couple hours to spare? Sign up to volunteer!



    In an effort to further reduce waste, we are teaming up with Blue Earth Compost, a food scrap collection service that will provide customized waste stations along Main Street. With the generous underwriting of The Rockfall Foundation, our chili cups will be compostable. Those compostable cups will be deposited into Blue Earth's bins, and ultimately whisked away by Blue Earth staff to be composted. It's a win-win all around!



  • Chili Fest logo by Natalie Banker, www.nataliemakesart.com


    Show Your Chili Fest Spirit!

    Commemorative Chili Fest Water Bottles
    24oz refillable and eco-friendly...$20ea >>






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    CHILI CHEFS 2023

    Angus McDonald/Gary Sharpe & Associates
    Cloud Nine Soup Cafe and Catering
    Cuckoo's Nest
    Essex Indoor Golf Center
    Essex Meadows
    Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc.
    Fresh Salt, Saybrook Point Resort
    Grace Episcopal Church
    Grossman Chevrolet Nissan & Pursuit of Pastry
    John Boyle Decorating Co.
    Little Pub
    Los Charros
    MarineMax Westbrook
    Masonicare at Chester Village
    Myrcene Ale & Rusty Rail
    North Cove Construction & Walt's Market
    Old Saybrook Democratic Town Committee
    Old Saybrook Lions Club
    Penny Lane Pub, Nourish & Nosh & Chef Paradis
    Pica Chica Tacos
    Red House
    The Monkey Farm Café
    The Spot
    The Tea Kettle Restaurant
    Vista Life Innovations
    Water's Edge Resort & Spa

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  • Scholarships are awarded to area high school seniors pursuing post secondary eduation.
    At least one of the following criteria must apply:

    • Old Saybrook Resident or
    • Immediate Family Member of a current Chamber of Commerce Member or
    • An employee of a current Chamber of Commerce Member