Posted July 21, 2006 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Sauce News

2006 Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights

Hot Chili Days
Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights
Cool Mountain Nights
Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights
Chili Cook-off and Music Festival
Red River, New Mexico
August 17-19, 2006

Great Chili, live entertainment, food and fun are on tap at the Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights Chili Cook-off and Music Festival in Red River, New Mexico, August 17-19, 2006.

This event will feature a CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) Cook-off along with Green Chili, Open Chili and Salsa Categories and music all afternoon in Brandenburg Park, a Songwriter’s Show at the Motherlode, an outdoor concert at “The Tip” Restaurant atop the Red River Ski Area and live entertainment at numerous locations throughout town.

Featured entertainment includes the sounds of well-respected singer/songwriter such as Larry Joe Taylor, award winning songwriter Richard Leigh, guitarist/songwriter/producer Keith Sykes, singer/songwriter/guitarist Kevin Welch, South by Southwest’s Michael Hearne.

This is a sanctioned CASI cook-off, which means CASI cooks compete for the honor of being recognized for an excellent bowl of chili, in addition to earning points toward qualification in the Terlingua International Chili Championship. Competition chili is blind judged on a basis of the following criteria: Aroma, Consistency, Red Color, Taste and Aftertaste. Other categories that are not CASI include Green Chili, Open Chili and Salsa. Anyone can enter these categories. Entry fee to cooks is $15.00 for one category (CASI, Green, Open Chili and Salsa) and $10 additional to enter another category.

Purchase your 3-day event pass for only $30 (includes souvenir coffee mug) at the Red River Conference Center. Portion of all proceeds going to benefit the Red River Valley Charter School.

For more information or a schedule, contact the Red River Conference Center and Tourist Information Office at (877) 754-1708 or go to www.redriver.org.

Nick Lindauer

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