MV Chilifest (also known as the Big Chili Contest) is right around the corner on January 25, 2014 this year! Start getting excited for the fun of the ferry ride packed with happy people headed to the big tent with all you can eat chili donated from local restaurants, live music and plenty of cold beer. Sponsored by mvyRadio, this day of wintery fun and games benefits the local Red Stocking Fund and raises over $30,000 for local charity.
The ferries leave Woods Hole starting early with eager restauranteurs carting hot chili for the MV Chilifest. There are free buses on the Martha’s Vineyard side to the PA Club in Oak Bluffs where the crowd gathers under a huge tent with heaters. About 3,000 people attend, and the party lasts most of the day, at least until all the soups are consumed and prizes handed out for winners. Tickets to the Martha’s Vineyard Big Chili Contest are hard to get, mostly sold at local bars and hangouts both on the island and in Falmouth.
This year, the Woods Hole Inn is offering a special MV Chilifest package with free Chilifest and ferry tickets included in your two night stay. Conveniently located across the street from the Steamship Authority ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, our two night package is a great deal. You can see all the details on our specials page. Book now while supplies last.
Here are some snapshots of all the fun from prior years, or go ahead and dive into the blog archive for the full story.