Annual Seneca Rocks Chili Cook-off Weekend 2015 Info (Public)

  • Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • 5:30 PM
  • Seneca Rocks, WV


The Annual Seneca Rocks Chili Cookoff 

Saturday, October 24th

Seneca Rocks, WV


(PATC-MS will put out a separate announcement for their members-only camping/climbing info)

This fun annual gathering serves as the last big event to closeout another amazing rock climbing season and to commemorate the fall of the Gendarme pinnacle at Seneca on October 22nd 1987. 

Chili Cook off Info

  • Make at least 1 gallon or more of your favorite chili recipe and submit your entry by 5:30pm on the front porch of the Gendarme. 
  • There is a $5.00 entry fee.
  • Judging will begin at 5:30pm.
  • Only one category will be judged, which is best overall.  Winner takes the total entry fees plus $50 kicked in by The Gendarme. 
  • Judging will be by an impartial (and hopefully sober) panel. 
  • Bowls for judging will be provided when the entry fee is paid. The rest is up to you. The Gendarme does not have facilities for heating chili up.
  • PATC-MS will provide a “community chili bowl.” Get some for
    a small $3 donation (to help fund the Expedition Grant program!)

***Please bring your own bowl, cup and spoon***

Kegs will be tapped when the time comes, but normally around 5:30pm.

Throughout the night we will have an on-going raffle to benefit Friends of Seneca.  Tickets are 2 for $5 or 5 for $10.  Arthur will be randomly drawing out tickets and we'll have a wide variety of prizes.

At dark we will have our main guest presenter. Naz Ahmed will be talking about her experiences climbing in Armenia and Georgia with Rock Us in the Caucasus is a 17 day climbing event produced for their members by the Armenian Alpine Club, the Alpine Club of Iran, and the American Alpine Club.

This is a rain or shine event.  If it's raining, we'll probably be drinking a heckuva lot earlier than usual!  See y'all out there!

2015 chili cook-off flyer 2.pdf

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