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The Grog’s 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Fest

October 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$10 – $25

On Saturday, October 6th The Grog Restaurant’s 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Fest will be held from 12 noon to 4 pm under the tent at The Tannery Marketplace.

Begun as a chili cook-off and held for six years in The Grog’s parking lot, the event has grown in popularity and diversity. With the generosity of their co-sponsor, The Tannery Marketplace, The Grog has been able to triple attendance over the years by adding the perfect complement to chili, a craft beer festival.

Billed as the Northshore’s most creative chili competition, Newburyport area restaurants and markets vie for The Peoples’ Choice Award for Best Chili. The contest is tasters choice, every paid entry gets one ballot to vote for their favorite chili. So far the participating restaurants include: Sea Level Oyster Bar, Brick & Ash, Michael’s Harborside, The Grog, PI Beachcoma, The Paddle Inn, Metzy’s, Port Tavern, Bucciarelli’s & Loretta (more to come)

This is the fifth year of the craft beer and cider-makers tasting and, as of this writing, the list of local and regional brewers includes: Lagunitas, Riverwalk, Ipswich, NBPT Brewing, Brewmaster Jack, Willie’s Superbrew, Clown Shoes, BBC (Berkshire Brewing Co), Sam Adams, Smuttynose, Bantam Cider Co., Allagash & Two Roads Brewing

Live music is always a part of the festival and this year the featured performers will be Soul Robot and Fusion Blue Productions

The event was created to benefit local food pantries and it still does. The Pettingill House in Salisbury, Our Neighbors’s Table in Amesbury, and Community Services of Newburyport share the proceeds from the festival. The agencies attend the event each year to provide information regarding their services and to accept food donations from attendees. Last year we all helped to raise over $10,000 for the three local food pantries we support!

Tickets to the event are $10 for Unlimited Chili Tasting and $25 for Beer & Chili Tasting. This is an all-ages community festival and children 10 and under are admitted free. Tickets will be sold on-site.

Community Sponsors are The Tannery & David Hall, Kelly’s Taylor Rental, Fusion Blue Productions & Dave Hill, S!Y Communications, Inc. and more to come


October 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$10 – $25
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The Grog


The Tannery Marketplace
50 Water Street
Newburyport, MA United States
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