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 3WV, Z95.1, 106.1 The Corner & Budweiser (Va Eagle Distributors) and Specialty Beverage for the benefit of the Scottsville Volunteer Fire Dept.. The Southern Albemarle event is the largest fund raiser for the squad each year.
This yearly event will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11am – 5pm and and will be the unbelievable 35th anniversary of this hugely popular fund raiser!
THANK YOU!! to everyone who came out to support the Scottsville Vol Fire Dept this weekend at the 35th JRR Chili Cookoff and Brewers Challenge. A BIG thanks to the cookers and brewers for coming out and sharing your crafts to support this event. Thanks to the Fire Dept. for all their hours and hard work and to all the local business and folks who helped to raise money for this incredible event. It was a great day of music food, brew and fun!We could not have done it without you.
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 11 breweries from across the area competing in the Brewers Challenge. Good luck to: Chaos Mountain, Hardywood, Pale Fire, South Street, Smart Mouth, Parkway Brewing Co., Blue Mountain Brewery, Barrel House Brewery, Reaver Beach Brewing Co., Three Notchd and James River Brewing Co.
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 it is becoming a tradition for Matt Horn and his Musical Suspects to get the crowd moving. This year we also have Jacob Paul Allen and the Rambling Sinners to get things started.
Respect Cycles will also raffle off a bike at this years event to benefit the fire department.
Event starts at 11am and awards ceremony is at 4:00. Event closes at 5pm.
There will be a kids zone and plenty of food and drink so come support your community May 7th.