Since 2002, the Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff has been a summer staple at Heritage Port in Downtown Wheeling. The event — always held the first Saturday in June — features live music on the riverfront, classic car show, and plenty of food and drinks for the whole family to enjoy. Attendees can buy tasting tickets to sample the dozens of chilis and salsas prepared by the contestants. The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff offers a beautiful venue and easy access from Interstate 70. Cooks can enter the following categories: red chili, chili verde, salsa, and homestyle. The event is an official International Chili Society (ICS) competition. The ICS is a nonprofit organization that sanctions chili cookoffs with judging and cooking rules/regulations. The events are worldwide and benefit charities and nonprofit organizations. All winners of ICS-sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff held each year in October. The ICS is the largest food contest/festival organization in the world.
Enjoy craft beer, delicious food, and great music at West Virginia Bites and Brews. Spark! Imagination and Science Center is hosting the 2nd Annual West Virginia Bites & Brews on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the WV National Guard Readiness Center at 90 Army Way in Morgantown. West Virginia Bites & Brews offers attendees samples of “bites” from local food trucks and mobile vendors as well tastes of several microbrews. There will be huge raffle baskets and amazing music from local band, Main Street Hustle. Cost is $40 per person for “bites and brews” and $30 for “bites only”. There is a $5 discount per ticket when purchased before April 1, 2017. Tickets are available at the Museum and online at sparkwv.yapsody.com.
The Capitol Market Green Chili Shoot Out is a sanctioned cook-off with the International Chili Society. Chili chefs prepare their best offerings for the grand prize of $1,000 and advancement to the World Chili event. The public purchases tickets to taste the delicious concoctions.
The Lewisburg Chocolate Festival brings together some of our favorite things in life—music, shopping, good times and chocolate! Dating back to 2006,
Grab your girlfriends for a full day of holiday shopping in downtown Lewisburg. Shops and restaurants throughout town will be featuring complimentary beverages and tastings, giveaways, and drawings for great prizes.
Look for local fine artists, and new music groups showing their works and performances with a lineup of entertainment from blue grass to southern rock.