2016 Chili Festival

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Thank you to all the wonderful vendors, sponsors, volunteers and attendees who made today’s Chili Festival such a wonderful and successful event!  The event raised over $52,000, which will provide supportive services to many financially-challenged patients  right here in the Hudson Valley!
Click here to view the press release from the Chili Festival.
Texas Roadhouse – Premier Award Best Chili
Mill House Brewery – People’s Choice Award for Best Chili
Mole Mole – Most “Creative” Chili
Adam’s Fairacre Farms – Premier Award for Best Veggie Chili
Crooked Rooster – People’s Choice for Best Veggie Chili
YOLO – Premier Award for Best Cornbread
Mill House Brewery – People’s Choice Award for Best Cornbread
On-A-Stick Bakery – Premier Award for Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
Brew Sky – People’s Choice Award for Best Chocolate Chip Cookie
Durant’s Party Rentals – Table with Best Country Flair
Mole Mole – Table with Best Country Attire
Thank you to TapSnap for providing the wonderful interactive photo experience!
Thank you for all the wonderful vendors who contributed to the Children’s Room! Kids were treated to a ballroom of activities including woodworking crafts from Home Depot, science experiments with Poughkidsie, games from Partytime Rentals and Just4Fun Entertainment, as well as crafts, activities, contests and an opportunity to vote for their favorite pasta and sauce in a special contest, sponsored by Stop and Shop!
Many thanks to Dowser, Hudson Valley Fresh, Arlington Wine and Liquor, Dutchess Beer Distributors, Artigiano Del Gelato, Sparrow’s Nest, WB Mason for there generous donations to the event. For more information on ALL the wonderful restaurants and businesses who contributed, please click here: Chili Fest Sponsors and Vendors

Colon Cancer Awareness Day


Come join us for our 5th Annual “Challenge Your Colon” Chili Festival:
Celebrating the Local Culinary Flavors of the Hudson Valley

Sunday, March 13, 2016
12:00 – 3:00 PM
Villa Borghese


This family-friendly event will host local restaurants  serving up tasting portions of their prize chili recipes and other specialties such as cheeses, salsa, cornbread and desserts. Both meat and vegetarian chili will be featured!

Adults can enjoy tasting portions of wine and beer from local establishments, and “Pasta tastings”, games, and activities will be available for the children.

Event will feature chili and cornbread judging plus an exciting new chocolate chip cookie contest! 

Colon cancer is one of the most curable types of cancer, if diagnosed in the early stages.  In many cases, colon cancer can be prevented with proper screening and the removal of polyps detected in colonoscopies. Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States.  Nearly 150,000 cases are detected yearly and approximately 50,000 people die each year from colon cancer.

The mission of Premier Cares Foundation is to provide support, awareness, education and treatment to those individuals in the community with digestive and urologic diseases.  Money raised at the Chili Festival supports local charities to offer services for patients with gastrointestinal diseases including colorectal cancer.

Tickets are limited so we encourage you to register early to reserve your spot at the event!

**Online Registration Closes on March 10, 2016**

Click here to register online.

Click here to download the NEW event brochure, complete with all our amazing sponsors and vendors for this year! This brochure includes registration by mail.


$35 Pre-registration / $40 at the door- Food Tastings
(Beer & Wine Tastings if over 21)

Sr. Citizens (65+)
$30 Pre-registration/ $35 at the door (Food, Beer & Wine Included)

$5 Pre-registration / $10 at the door (16 & under)

Children with Shirt
$10 Pre-registration / $15 at the door (16 & under)

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)
$75 Pre-registration / $80 at the door

Register by February 28th to receive a complimentary Chili Festival t-shirt

Note: You do not need a Paypal account to pay for your tickets. The Paypal link allows you to use your own credit card.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for both the Chili Festival and for all three of Premier Cares Foundation’s signature events for 2016.  Please follow these links for more information:
2016 Chili Festival Sponsorship
2016 Annual Sponsorship

For more information on sponsorship or the event, please contact Gia McCormack: gmccormack@premiercaresfoundation.org or 845.418.2201

For more information on registration, please contact Monica Metty: mmetty@premiercaresfoundation.org or 845.656.7325