Chow down on some delicious chili and support a great cause at the same time!

It's back again! The annual Bangor Firefighters Chili & Chowder Cook Off, at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor, located at 500 Main Street, will take place on Saturday, March 23rd, from 4pm-8pm.

The event is hosted by Bangor Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 772.

Compete for bragging rights and awards and help fight neuromuscular disease together with MDA of Northern New England!

Just $10 gets you unlimited samples of Professional and Amateur Chilis and Chowders from around the area.

Bring your best chili, or chowder to be judged by an esteemed panel of judges, a bunch of your Bangor Firefighters, and you!

Judge's Choice, People's Choice, and Firefighter's Choice will be awarded for each category:

  • Professional Chili
  • Professional Chowder
  • Amateur Chili
  • Amateur Chowder.

For more information on how to compete, check out the event page or you can go to their website

Don't miss the Chili & Chowder Cook Off, in the former Epic Buffet room at Hollywood Casino, Saturday, March 23 from 4pm-8pm.

It just so happens that National Chili Day isn't that far away. Every year on the fourth Thursday of February, we all celebrate this fiery fare, during one of winter’s coldest months.

If you are looking for some inspiration, we found a couple of easy recipes for you to try out.

Or maybe you just want to eat! Either way, supporting MDA of Northern New England, is what it's all about.

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