The 2019 Henniker Rotary Chili Fest is Sunday, August 18, 2019

VIDEO: WZID's Mike Morin has a quick and easy way to make use of leftover chili

Chef Nicole from Cactus Jack's shows how to prepare chili topped with avocado salsa and cotija cheese on WMUR-TV's Cook's Corner

17th Annual Chili Fest - The Hottest Ever!

Welcome to the Henniker Rotary Club "Fire on the Mountain" Chili Fest, an annual celebration of all things spicy. Join us on August 18th, 2019 for a family-friendly afternoon at beautiful Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker, NH filled with food, beverage, entertainment and activities for the kids.


Fiery Foods Fuel Philanthropy

In the 16 years the Henniker Rotary has hosted Chili Fest, you have helped us raise and distribute over $200,000 to local, regional and international service and humanitarian causes. These include: scholarships to local high school students going on the college or trade schools, supporting local food pantries, libraries, fire safety projects, school organizations like DECA and Butler and Amey Brook Park beautification activities, installing new benches in Henniker's Community Park to celebrate the 250th celebration and supporting local non-profits, Senior Centers and cultural events. As part of Rotary's worldwide mission, we have spearheaded efforts to bring Pure Water to Nicaragua and Honduras and worked alongside the Rotary International Foundation to eradicate Polio worldwide as well as helped fund disaster relief projects around the country. We invite your continued support.

Come to Chili Fest to compete or just eat!
Be a Chili Maker or Craft Vendor.
Be a business partner by sponsoring a Chili Fest event.


How Good is Your Chili?

Does your chili rival the best Firehouse Chili? Are you the envy of the Super Bowl Crowd? Enter the Amateur Division and find out just how good your chili is. Cash prizes totaling $1,000 will be awarded in the Amateur Division. Or, if you are a restaurant or caterer, enter our Professional Division and earn bragging rights as the Best Chili in southwestern New Hampshire - a colorful banner to hang in your business establishment along with an award plaque.

Prizes in both divisions include:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards from our Celebratiy Judging Panel
The People's Choice Award
Best Booth Display














Habanero Sponsors







Jalapeno Sponsors




Media Sponsors




This video was created in 2011 and refers to the 2011 Chili Fest.



Mark Sunday, August 18th, 2019 on your calendars and prepare to join your neighbors and friends in this annual family friendly event at Pats Peak Ski Area, 686 Flanders Road, Henniker, NH

Admission: Adults, $12.00; children 10 and under, $6.00; infants/toddlers free; Hours: Noon - 4:30 PM

Proceeds from the annual Chili Fest support local, national and international projects sponsored by the Henniker Rotary Club and Rotary International.