Now that the triple-digit heat is fading into a (sweaty, disgusting) memory, you might be willing to consider hot food again. Chefs at the Fire on the Mountain Chili Cookoff will be dishing up steaming bowl of chili at the refreshing-sounding Snowshoe Mountain, July 20-21.
Head for the Hills -- There's Chili There
By Sarah Pixley
Besides being the largest outdoor chili cookoff next to the national event, this feast aims to bring more than just good chili to the plate. The free two-day event will have an ongoing chili/salsa cookoff with cash prizes to the winners, plus live music, games and nightly parties.
Lodging is available at the resort if you want to make a weekend of it.
It's $40 If you want to enter the chili cookoff, but admission is free otherwise. You'll find it at at Snowshoe Resort (10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, W.V.), about four and a half hours from downtown D.C.