Tickets available for this weekend’s Big Chili Contest

From left: Alex Roan, Laura Beckman, and Bill Hart of The Black Dog took second place in the best professional chili competition in 2015. — Photo by Angelina Godbout

The 30th annual MVY Radio Big Chili Contest will heat up the PA Club in Oak Bluffs this Saturday, January 30. As always, ticket proceeds will benefit the Red Stocking Fund of Martha’s Vineyard.

One of the most popular off-season events on the Island, the contest will feature several amateur and professional chili chefs, a bar, and a musical lineup including The Baha Brothers and mariachi band Mexico Lindo.

Tickets are $37.74 and are available online at through January 28, or at Trader Fred’s in Edgartown, The Ocean View in Oak Bluffs, and Shirley’s True Value Hardware in Vineyard Haven.

Tickets are available off-Island at Quahog Republic (Falmouth and New Bedford), West Falmouth Market, and Woods Hole Market.

On the day of the contest, free shuttles will be provided from the Steamship terminal in Vineyard Haven to the venue, and back.

For more information, visit or find Big Chili Contest on Facebook. To enter the contest, call 508-693-5000 or email Greg Orcutt