Lyndon Outing Club Chili Cook-Off, Brew Fest, and Challenge

Nov. 4, 2023: Join the Lyndon Outing Club Chili Cook-Off, Brew Fest, and the inaugural Uphill Challenge. Fun, food, and competition await!

This Year’s LOC Chili Cook-Off adds Brew Fest and a Sporty Twist

Lyndonville, VT – Ready for a day of culinary treats, athletic tests, and community vibes? Head over to the Lyndon Outing Club (LOC) in Lyndonville, Vermont, on Saturday, November 4th. They’re rolling out the 15th Annual Lyndon Outing Club Chili Cook-Off, coupled this year with the debut of the Kingdom Brew Fest and the exciting new Annual Uphill Challenge.

Kickstarting with the Uphill Challenge

The Lyndon Outing Club Ski Hill

Launching the day’s activities is the “Fall Back Ride/Run,” the first Annual Uphill Challenge created by local endurance athlete Jesse Holden. From 10 AM to 2 PM, participants have the opportunity to hike, run, or cycle, making as many ascents and descents as possible on the LOC hill. It’s not just a race but an invitation to the community to engage in healthy, fun competition, with awards for the top performers.

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Culinary and Brewing Delights

As the athletic pursuits wind down, the festivities begin. From 1:30 to 4:30 PM, the Chili Cook-Off and Brew Fest open up. This event is a chance to taste some delectable chili concocted by the area’s finest cooks and to sip on a variety of brews from celebrated establishments like Dirt Church Brewing Company, Whirligig Brewing, Red Barn Brewing, and St. Johnsbury Distillery.

Raffle Extravaganza

An exciting raffle is also on the day’s agenda, featuring amazing contributions from local businesses. Attendees can win items ranging from a bike from Village Sports Shop, to leather gloves, gift cards, cool merch, StJ Distillery’s Maple Rum, hotel stays, and more. This raffle is more than just for fun; it supports LOC’s goal to keep skiing accessible for the community.

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Tickets and Registration

  • $5: For just the Chili
  • $25: Chili and Brews
  • $45: The full experience – Free Ride/Run/Hike, including Chili and Brews

To register for the FreeRide/Run/Hike, click here.

The LOC: A Community Pillar

The Lyndon Outing Club isn’t just a local ski hill; it’s a historical fixture in the Northeast Kingdom, known for its family-friendly, affordable skiing, volunteer-run since 1937. As one of the remaining community-operated ski areas in Vermont, LOC plays a pivotal role in sustaining the region’s winter sports heritage. To learn more about the Lyndon Outing Club visit

A Day of Meaningful Engagement

The Annual Chili Cook-Off, Brew Fest, and Uphill Challenge at LOC is not merely an entertaining day out. These events underscore the Club’s dedication to nurturing a sense of community and ensuring the longevity of accessible winter sports. It’s a testament to their commitment to enriching local life in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Why You Should Attend

This event promises not just a day of delicious food, challenging sports, and exciting prizes, but also a chance to be part of a community effort to support a treasured local institution. Mark your calendars for November 4th and join the celebration at the Lyndon Outing Club – it’s more than an event; it’s an experience that captures the heart of a community.


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