The Chowder & Chili Cook-off is an annual downtown event organized by the Alpena DDA’s Promotions Committee.

This year’s cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017 from, 12-5 pm and will take place on Second Avenue from Chisholm Street to River/ Park Place. Tasting is $10; those not tasting are still welcome to attend this block party for free! All ages welcome. Local wines and beer will also be available for $4. Commemorative coozies will be sold for $1.

Who will win the golden ladle? You, the taster, will be able to cast your vote!

This year’s event is going to be ZERO WASTE! The DDA has been working closely with Plastics FLOAT 4-H club to make the event greener, meaning:

  • Reusable muffin tins and metal spoons for tasting
  • Compost bins for napkins and food waste
  • Recycling bins for bottles and plastics
  • Volunteers on hand to help with recycling

Interested in registering as a competitor? Please contact anneg@alpena.mi.us or call 989-356-6422 for more information.