Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off - October 12th @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Chili Cook-Off
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Join the Western Hotel Museum for some old-fashioned fun as the annual Chili Cook-Off returns for a second year at the Western Hotel Museum! In 2022, the Western Hotel Museum relaunched its programming to restore community engagement at the historic building while serving residents and supporting local businesses. The Chili Cook-Off will take place on Thursday, October 12, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Chili Cook-Off invites local restaurants to bring their best chili recipes, all competing to win the title of Chili Champion and a $250 cash prize. The Chili Cook-Off will also include a live performance from the High Desert Hot Strings.

As one of the most visible and vibrant links to Antelope Valley's history, preserving and reintroducing tradition and history is essential for the Western Hotel Museum. The building serves as a historical hub, housing photographs and artifacts of the people who built, worked, and lived in early Lancaster. This historic hotel has served the Antelope Valley community approximately since 1888, even through changing events and responsibilities. The various items displayed throughout the building provide a sense of nostalgia for present-day visitors. Photographs of early Lancaster, prehistoric and Native American material, household items from the 1900s, and more will give guests a memorable experience.

About the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility, and igniting the appreciation of art, history, and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement, and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region. To schedule your next free visit or for more information, please visit The Western Hotel Museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Private tours are available by appointment. To schedule a tour, contact the Lancaster Museum of Art and History.

About the City of Lancaster, CA

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Event Details: 4:00pm - 7:00pm @ Western Hotel Museum - 557 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534