This annual event features the best Chili as cooked around the Lake Hopatcong; special judges will first taste and judge the chili, to find this year’s winner. Afterwards, everyone in attendance can dig-in and sample each chili to find your winner.
By coming out to support this annual event, you are supporting the entire lake community and the Camp Moore for Special Needs Children, which is the special cause behind the Lake Hopatcong Leap in the Lake.
In 2018 there were 18 contestants that were vying for your taste buds, “It was a difficult choice as they were both very good, but I have to score number two as the winner.” Stated judge Larry Bellack Jr.
Winners from 2018:
2nd Place Cathryn with a pork-based Chili
3rd Place was taken by Jill
How to Enter the Contest:
If you have an outstanding Chili, or just want to support the community with your Chili:
Call to Enter: 973-600-1227
There is no cost to enter the contest!
470 River Styx Road, Hopatcong, NJ 07843
When: January 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 4:00
Benefits: Mt. Arlington Elks Leap in the Lake Fundraiser and Camp Moore for Special Needs Children
- Drink Specials & Prizes!!!!
- Even a Tricky Tray
What does it Cost?
Parking is Free
Entry is Free
Chili Tasting is Free
Why not come out and taste the Chili entries, and find your favorite for free while supporting charity!
More about Camp Moore:
Tucked away in the hill of the Ramapo Mountains,Elks Camp Moore offers a fun filled vacation away from home for children with special needs. A week at Elks Camp Moore is a remarkable experience not soon to be fogotten. The primary goal of the camp is to further develop the recreational and social skills of each child. In a relaxed and accepting atmosphere , each camper experiences new adventures, lasting friendships, and opportunities that promote independence and greater self-confidence.