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The New England Chili Classic (NECC) is a two-day competition between restaurants from all over New Hampshire and neighboring states vying for titles in five categories including Best Red Chili, Best Vegetarian Chili, Most Creative Chili, People’s Choice and the overall New England Chili Classic Champion.
The NECC will be held in and around Veterans Park in downtown Manchester on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th from 12:00-6:00pm. The cook-off features public chili sampling on both days, live entertainment, a beer garden, vendor booths, a Kids' Zone, visits from well-known celebrity chefs and more.
The New England Chili Classic will be an entertaining, family-friendly event that will showcase the very best that Manchester and New Hampshire have to offer.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Each ticket provides the attendee with 5 sampling opportunities and admission into the entertainment area. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofit organizations; more than $30,000 was raised for nonprofits over the last two years.