BROOKS, Maine — This Fourth of July several area Waldo County fire departments will compete for the title of “best chili in the county” at the first Fireman’s Chili Cook-off.
The competition, open to all Waldo County fire departments, will take place at the Brooks Community Park as part of the Brooks Field Days celebration. Participating fire departments will submit chili to be judged on July 4. The winner will be decided by people’s choice. Tasters may purchase a ballot at the Chili Cook-off Booth and vote for only one chili. Additional votes may be cast by purchasing more ballots.
The voting will take place 11a.m.-3 p.m., then ballots will be tallied and the winner announced. The champion will receive a trophy contributed by an anonymous donor. The winning fire department will have its name and winning year engraved on the trophy by the Brooks Park Boosters.
Proceeds from the chili cook-off will benefit the Brooks Park Boosters for future community events.