13th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Festival

February 17, 2024 – Noon to 5 pm
In and around the park, downtown Blue Ridge

Mark your calendars for live music, ice sculptures, ice carving demonstrations,

 face painting for the kiddos, fire dancer for everyone and of course amazing chili!

With a $10 donation we give you a Tasting Card to sample all the competitor’s chili and

vote for the People’s Choice Award.

 We could not put on this event without

the help and support of the

Fannin Chamber of Commerce.

Cook-Off will happen come rain, snow or shine so see you on Saturday.

As of right now weather looks to be perfect. 

Early morning around freezing with a high of 50 degrees mid afternoon.

Registration Deadlines

  • Ice Sculpture orders Orders must be complete and design approved by Friday February 2, 2024
  • Chili Contestant Registration and fee must be received no later than February 9, 2024
  • Food Vendors – Registration and fee must be received no later than February 9, 2024

An amazing display of individual and unique ice sculptures from Ice Mill Studio including several ice carving demonstrations, in the park, during the entire event.

If you have additional questions please contact:



Things To Do:

  • Chili tasting and voting on the “Peoples Choice”
  • Wander around town looking for your favorite Ice Sculpture
  • Have a beer or glass of wine

Volunteers Needed

To make this event truly successful we need approximately 40 volunteers. If you are able to volunteer for 3 hours please go to Sign Up Genius and sign up. If you would like to talk to someone before signing up as a volunteer please contact either.


Event Fees and Schedule

  • Ice Sculpture orders must be in by 5 pm on February 2, 2024
  • Chili contestant registration cut off 5 pm on February 9, 2024
  • Contestants must begin cooking no later than 8:30 am
  • Judging starts at noon
  • Event is open to the public from Noon to 5 pm
  • Music from noon to 4 pm
  • Chili tasting is from Noon until we run out of chili
  • Awards ceremony begins at 4 pm
  • For a $10 donation we will give you a Tasting Card
    • Taste each of the competitors and vote for People’s Choice Award. (Noon to 3 pm)
  • $7 for beer or wine

For our 13th Anniversary we will be serving
the largest variety of beers ever!!

Brewery line up coming soon.

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