Sunday, August 11th is the the day the world-famous Hi Time Wine Cellar Chili Cookoff is happens, from noon until 5pm!
The 13th annual celebration goes to benefit the Boys and Girls Club in the harbor area. Last year, the event raised over $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange County! Hopes are this year will even surpass that!
Admission is cash only and is $10 for admission only, or $20 for admission plus 20 raffle tickets, if you buy in advance (otherwise, they are $15 and $25, respectively). This year, tickets are finally available online, at: https://www.hitimewine.net/charity-chili-cook-off
About 30 restaurants and other local businesses will be participating in the contest, and they will be serving everything from the best chili to the hottest chili to the most innovative chili you’ve ever had, and it looks like they’ll be continuing the cocktail contest they started back in 2015, too– So if the chili doesn’t get to ya, the drinks just might!
Several bands will also be attending as well, so there truly is something for everyone– and it all goes to a great cause.
The cookoff location is next to the HiTime Wine Cellar store, at 250 Ogle St, Costa Mesa, California 92627