Fire on the Mountain Chili Challenge headlines 12th Annual Festival of the Colors
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WILMINGTON, N.Y. - Spicy chili recipes will complement the fiery reds and oranges of Adirondack fall at the 12th Annual Festival of the Colors at the tee-ball field on Springfield Road in Wilmington from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. 

The Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau invites all to celebrate the fall season with kids’ activities, arts and crafts, food, performances and a new event this year: the Fire on the Mountain Chili Challenge!

There will be plenty of great kids’ activities, including a performance by Santa’s Workshop characters and Pipsqueak the Clown, live musical performances, pumpkin painting and a scarecrow building contest that begins at 10:30 a.m. Kids will be able to inspect local police, fire and town trucks that will be on site all day.

The event features numerous local artists, produce growers, bakers and homemade crafters, along with local food vendors. Live music will be performed by Seth & the Moody Melix from noon to 4 p.m.

Fire on the Mountain Chili Challenge participants should deliver their chili for judging between 10 and 11 a.m.. Official judging will take place at 11:30 a.m., and “People’s Choice” public tasting will be available from noon till 3:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m.

Event admission and kids activities are free of charge. For more information about this year’s event, contact the Whiteface Region Business and Tourism Center at 518-946-2255 or


2015 Festival of Colors

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