Meet Our Master of Ceremonies
Well known around southern NH and Massachusetts radio stations for his 11+ years at Rock 101 WGIR-FM in
Manchester and another 5 years as the afternoon drive host on Worcester station cluster WXLO/The Pike/Oldies
WORC-FM, AJ Crozby returned to independent radio station WXRV, The River 92.5 eight years ago, where he is
both an evening on air presence and Creative Services Director, managing the company's advertising schedule
and on air imaging.
Crozby hails from The Great Granite State, the Lakes Region of New Hampshire to be more specific. While
attending prep school and working on the campus radio station he was bitten by the Radio Bug and knew
that's what he wanted to do the rest of his life. He attended Marietta College in Ohio, earning a BS
in Radio/TV, then moved back to New Hampshire after graduating to begin his radio career.
A true chili lover, Crozby and his wife have participated in mini-competitions in the past.
He notes "I love food in general, especially cheese!".
Traveling, music, his pets and classic movies are also big loves. Little known fact: he has
a tattoo of Alfred Hitchcock on his arm. We welcome AJ Crozby to the Henniker Chili Fest
family as our Master of Ceremonies this year.
Chili Fest Events
Chili Sampling & Judging:
This year we will have three different contests:
Entry fee $25. Prepare minimum of six gallons of chili. 1st, 2nd, 3rd
place Judges' Awards, Peoples' Choice Award and Best Booth Display - banners and trophies to display in your place of business.
Entry fee $15. Prepare minimum of four gallons of chili. 1st place:
$1,000! 2nd, 3rd place Judges' Awards, Peoples' Choice Award and Best Booth Display - trophies.
Entry fee $15. Prepare minimum of four gallons of chili. 1st place: $200
for the charity of your choice, 2nd, 3rd, place trophies.
Download your entry form here
The Dave Chiasson Band with members of The McMurphys as special guests with continuous shows throughout the afternoon.
A variety of foodstuffs will be available for
purchase, along with beverages a Beer Wagon and ice cream
coordinated by Pats Peak.
For The Kids
The KidZone: Noon - 4:30 PM
White Birch Community Center will coordinate a range of children's activities for kids
of all ages. White Birch has been providing quality child care for ages 12 months to
14 years old in Henniker for over 30 years. Children visiting with us at the White
Birch KidZone will enjoy stimulating activities, fun crafts and entertaining games.
White Birch is a 501C(3) nonprofit community center that provides social, education
and recreation programs for the local Henniker community.
Back for a second year are special activities courtesy of
Village Idiotz including giant slide, Laser Tag and the Monster Maze.
The KidZone is sponsored by TD Bank.
Car Cruise In
Antique cars, trucks and other vehicles will be featured once again.
First 50 vehicles to arrive will receive a dashboard magnet.
Anyone who brings a vehicle to display in the Car Cruise
will receive a discount to attend Chili Fest. There is no fee
to just bring your vehicle for display.
Sponsored by Edmund's ACE Hardware.
Mark Sunday, August 20th, 2017
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
Proceeds from the annual Chili Fest
support local, national and international projects sponsored
by the Henniker Rotary Club and Rotary International.
Join us for raffle drawings and to see who will be the Judges' and Peoples' Choice Award
winners and which chili makers will win the Best Booth Display.