The Wells Chili-Fest has been a popular, traditional late summer event for Wells. The event is presented by the Wells, Maine Chamber of Commerce and the Chili Cook-Offs are sanctioned by and run in accordance to the rules of the International Chili Society. Cash prizes and plaques are awarded for winners in each of the cook-off categories. All winners of the Wells Chili-Fest ICS sanctioned cook-offs qualify to compete for further cash prizes and awards at the World’s Championship Chili Cook-off. ICS cook-off competition is for ICS members. The ICS is the largest food contest, festival organization in the world.
The Annual Wells Chili-Fest takes place at Wells Junior High School, Route 1, Wells, Maine. We will have the Maine State Cook-Off this year. Our event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and winners in various categories (Chili, Chili Verde, and Salsa) will qualify to advance to the ICS World Championships.
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