Do you think your Chili is the best around? Do you have a special blend or recipe you use? Well it’s time for you to show it off and put your money where your mouth is! It’s time four our 2nd annual Chili-Palooza. We challenge you to a friendly Chili Cook off.

Chili-Palooza will be taking place on September 21st from 4pm to 10 pm at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds. The gates will open at 4pm for an evening of musical entertainment provided by local bands. The main attraction of the night will be the “Chili Cook-off” with local fire departments and non-profit organizations competing for the title of “Best Chili.” The fire department or non-profit with the best chili will receive cash prizes. It will be an evening of fun for the entire family and a great way to support the community!

If you are interested in cooking off in Chili-Palooza, here’s what you will receive:


-1 10×10 area to sell samples of your famous chili. Your department/organization will keep all proceeds from the sales of your chili samples

-Rotating mentions in our on-air promotional mentions on all 4 stations: WFRG, WLZW, WODZ, and WIBX

Your department/organization will provide the following:


-Chili for 1,500 people

-1 Herkimer County Health Department Certificate along with a Certificate of Insurance

- $100 Payment due prior to the event

- Townsquare Media will provide the 4oz sample cups, napkins, and spoons for the sampling. All departments/organizations must be pre-paid.


Are You Interested?


The Chili Cook-off will be from 4pm-7pm. Winner will be announced at 7pm on the main stage. If you are interested in participating please call (315) 768-9500 and ask for our Director of Sales, Tracy. We hope to see you there!


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