15th annual Chili Chowder Fest at Bath Heritage Days

The largest fundraiser of the year for the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark Sunday, July 2, 3-5:30 p.m., across from the Library Park
Posted:  Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:15am

Now in its 15th year, the Chili Chowder Fest has become a serious tradition for locals and visitors alike. With many of Midcoast Maine’s favorite restaurants and safety organizations in one place, guests can sample a wide variety of hot and sweet chilis, fish and clam chowders, and more! Enjoy cold drinks and a sweet treat while you cast your vote in the People’s Choice for best chili and best chowder.

At the judge’s table this year, you will find:

  • Stan Bennett, from Frank 107.5FM and Morse High graduate;
  • Pam Solow, active community member known to most as “Grammy Pammy;”
  • Maria Morris, Jobs for Maine’s Graduates at Morse High School;
  • John Marsh, Bath community member and owner of Tally Waggers BBQ sauce;
  • Amber Mixon, Morse High School sophomore

Participating restaurants include: Byrne’s Irish Pub, Fiona’s Catering, JR Maxwell’s, Kennebec Tavern, Mae’s Café & Bakery, Mateo’s Hacienda, Salt Pine Social, Schutty’s & Winnegance General Store and Café, Bath Golf Club, Wild Oats Bakery & Café, Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Firehouse Subs, and Coast Bar + Bistro.

Participating safety organizations include: Bath Fire Department, Bath Police Department, Sagadahoc Sheriff’s Department, and Topsham Fire & Rescue.

Support the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark by attending this year’s chili chowder event. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/child. For more information or to buy tickets online visit www.chilichowderfest.com.

All proceeds benefit the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark which provides a safe, supervised place for area teens to hang out. Over the past year, the Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark has been a leader in youth suicide prevention, organizing what is now known, as the Midcoast Community Alliance, a group of over 35 community organizations, school departments, law enforcement agencies, healthcare organizations, and community members dedicated to being a suicide-free community.