Thank you for supporting the 2015 4th Annual Colon Cancer Awareness Day “Challenge Your Colon” Chili Festival

Thank you to all the restaurants, vendors, sponsors and guests who supported today’s Colon Cancer Awareness Chili Festival! We had a fantastic turnout and tasted the best cornbread, chili, and other local delicacies from the Hudson Valley!
And the winners are:
Table with Best Country Attire: My Brother Bobby’s Salsa
Table with Best Country Flair: Mole Mole
People’s Choice for Best Cornbread – Cosimo’s Brick Oven​
“Premier” Award for Best Cornbread – Cosimo’s
People’s Choice Award for Best Vegetarian Chili – Cosimo’s
“Premier” Award for Best Vegetarian Chili – Tuthill House at the Mill
Runner Up for People’s Choice for Best Chili – Billy Joe’s Ribworks
People’s Choice Award for Best Chili – The Crooked Rooster​
2nd Runner Up for Best Chili – The Artist’s Palate​
1st Runner Up for Best Chili – The Crooked Rooster
“Premier” Award for Best Chili – Tuthill House at the Mill

Click here to see photos from the event!

Save the Date for Next Year’s Chili Festival: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Villa Borghese!


Sunday, March 15th

12:00 – 3:00 PM
New Location: Villa Borghese, 70 Widmer Rd. Wappingers Falls, NY

Click here to view the 2015 Chili Festival sponsors and participating vendors!

This family-friendly event will host local restaurants serving tasting portions of their prize chili recipes and other specialties, such as cheeses, salsa, cornbread and desserts. “Pasta tastings,” games and activities will be available for the children.

The event will feature a live country music band, chili judging contests and much more.  Cast your vote to determine the People’s Choice Award winners for vegetarian chili, non-vegetarian chili and best cornbread!

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 – click here to register now!

Adults – $35 Pre-registration / $40 at the door- Food Tastings (Beer & Wine Tastings if over 21 w/ valid ID)
Sr. Citizens (65+) – $30 pre-registration / $35 at the door (Food, Beer & Wine Tastings included)
Children (16 & under) – $5 Pre-registration / $10 at the door – no T-shirt, or
$10 Pre-registration / $15 at the door- T-shirt included
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) – $75 Pre-registration / $80 at the door- 2 T-shirts included
*Register by February 28th to receive a complimentary Chili Festival t-shirt.
*Online Registration closes March 12, 2015

Want to make an even greater impact?
 Form a team of up to 6 people to raise funds for patients in need in our community!  Prizes will be awarded at the event for the teams that raise the most money.  To get started:

Click here for the individual fundraising form: Public Individual Fundraising Form – Chili Festival 2015
Click here for the team fundraising form: Public Team Fundraising Form – Chili Festival 2015
Click here to set up a fundraising page online through Razoo, our user-friendly crowd funding site: PCF Razoo Site

Free Colonoscopy Screenings: If you or someone you know needs a colonoscopy, please click here. Premier Medical Group is sponsoring a day of free colonoscopy screenings for those in need.

For more information on event registration and team fundraising, please contact Monica Metty at / 845.656.7325

For more information on sponsorship or the event, please contact either Julie Goldfischer at / 845.453.1160 or Elyse Brocks at / 845.554.5536