Bring your best to Sylva’s Chilly Fest

The 3rd Annual Chilly Fest in Sylva is looking for professional and amateur chili cook-off contestants as well as crafters for the event. Chilly Fest is set for noon through 5 p.m. on Nov. 6, at the Bridge Park and Poteet Park in historic downtown Sylva.

The fest features live music from Ian Moore’s Mountain Music Miscellany and The Vinyl Brothers Big Band, children’s activities and host crafters during the event. Ian Moore will emcee the event.

To download applications, visit www.downtownsylva.org, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Downtown Sylva Association office at 828.586.1577.

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