James River Runners Annual Chili Cookoff
Each spring on the first Saturday in May, James River Runners hosts at their base camp at Hatton Ferry “The James River Runners Chili Cook-Off and Brewers Challenge”! (directions to JRR) The event is sponsored by James River Runners, LLC, radio station Hit Kicker 99.7 of Monticello Media & Budweiser (Va Eagle Distributors) for the benefit of the Scottsville Volunteer Fire Dept.. The Southern Albemarle event is the largest fund raiser for the Fire Department and Water Rescue Team each year.
This yearly event will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11am – 6pm and and will be the unbelievable 36th anniversary of this hugely popular fund raiser!
$20 tax deductible admission for 21 years and up that plan on partaking of alcohol. $15 for 13 years and up non drinkers. $5 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are FREE.
Over $300,000 raised for our community!
Previous funds from this charitable occasion have been used to purchase state of the art river rescue equipment and education for Swift Water Rescue training for the SVFD.
This year we have 8 breweries from across the area competing in the Brewers Challenge.
Lost Mountain Woodcrafts of Crozet Va. will be making the coveted 4 foot solid wood spoon for the best chili team and each year designs a unique tap for the winner of the Brewers Challenge.
Music is a must at this event and so far we have Eli Cook and Ian and Clara Gilliam to get things started. More bands will be announced as we confirm their participation so keep in touch.
Event starts at 11am and awards ceremony is at 5:00. Event closes at 6pm.
There will be a kids zone and plenty of food and drink so come support your community May 6th.