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Downtown Ithaca, The Commons View map Tickets are $5 for 5 tastes of wine, beer, and food, or $10 for 10 tastes. 
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Chili Cook-off showcases chili prepared  by more than 30 restaurants as they compete for the titles of Best Meat/Overall Chili, Best Vegetarian, and People's Choice Chili. In addition to Chili, there are other Chili related food items.

The Chili Cook-off will feature a farmers market with vendors and local wineries, breweries, and farmer's sampling their goods. All activities will take place on the Ithaca Commons and surrounding streets. Don't forget to check out the Tompkins Trust Co Family Fun Zone inside Center Ithaca for free rollerskating and free activities throughout the day! 

TICKET INFO: Presale tickets are available starting February 1 at the Downtown Visitors Center (171 E. State St.), at two Collegetown Bagels locations (203 N. Aurora St., and 415 College Ave). 

If you’re coming in from out of town, you can reserve tickets at will-call with your credit card by calling the Downtown Ithaca Alliance at 607-277-8679. 

As always, you can purchase tickets on the day of the event at the event (cash only.) 

Tickets are $5 for 5 tastes of wine, beer, and food, or $10 for 10 tastes. 

On a tight schedule? VIP tickets give you access to a separate, fast-moving line for tastes, plus an awesome chili necklace (while supplies last)! 10 tastes for $20 or 20 tastes for $40 

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