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2017 Big Bear Old Miners Chili Cook Off set for Sat. July 15
Big Bear Old Miners Chili Cook Off has live entertainment
The heat is on as the 2017 Big Bear Old Miners Association parties with a purpose hosting its annual International Chili Society Old Miners Chili Cook Off. Spicy time is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, in the Bartlett Road Parking Lot in the heart of Big Bear Lake Village. Admission is Free. However, for chili enthusiast, there a $5 fee for a tasting kit to indulge in all those great bowls of fire.
For more information on the chili cook off, call Henry Moreno, chair, at (442) 423-1800, or by emailing email@example.com. The Old Miners Website is www.OldMiners.org. Old Miners is also on Facebook.
The world-class contestants will be preparing red chili; chili verde and homemade salsa for judging. It’ll be a flaming hot time, and besides the chili tasting, there will be numerous vendors offering a wide variety of gift items and souvenirs for sale, food and a beer garden.
Live musical entertainment will play throughout the day on Big Bear Lake City Stage.
The annual Outhouse Races will begin at 1 p.m. The driver is mounted on the throne and has to have a roll of paper on hand as they negotiate the treacherous race course.
The championship team is awarded the coveted, “Golden Outhouse” trophy as well as gift certificates. There is a People’s Choice Award for “Best Decorated Outhouse.”
Big Bear Old Miners Days
Big Bear Valley has a rich history of logging, ranching, and mining that has made the mountain Valley a historical treasure for California. With its numerous abandoned mines, ghost towns, romantic and notorious legends, heroes and villains, Big Bear takes to heart its past by celebrating it every summer through Old Miners’ Days. Events begin May 26th and run through September. These events strive to bring history alive as residents and visitors take part in time honored and sometimes comical Big Bear Valley traditions and antics.
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