This October, we held our first-ever Chili Square Off event here at Suburban Square. With entertainment ranging from live music to kid-friendly crafts, there was something happening around every corner—including copious amounts of hearty, homemade chili!
Our talented contestants Chilin & Albrecht Events, Brian Kinpa, Pretty Good Wood, Stoltzfus Family Foods, Besito, Craig Slotkin, Bercy, Hip City Veg, Gregg Schultz, and Trust The Pepper all competed for the title of best chili on the Main Line. After tallying all of the attendees’ votes, Trust The Pepper brought home the grand prize of $300 and a crockpot full of bragging rights.
If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry—we’re here to fill you in on everything you missed.
Hay Maze & Face Painting
Kids, adults, and dogs alike journeyed through the hay maze to test their navigational skills. How many tries did it take you to come through on the other side?
Did you know there was also an axe-throwing game, a stilt walker, rides on a fire truck, and a playhouse? It’s safe to say there were plenty of ways to keep the kids occupied.
From a beer garden sponsored by Not Your Average Joe’s to the aisles of competitors sharing their homemade chili recipes with the masses, there were tons of tasty treats to share!
A Plethora of Performances
Between the Lower Merion High School Jazz Band, tons of kids’ music (and instruments for them to play along), and plenty of DJ tunes, there was a little bit of entertainment for everyone.
Thank you to our generous sponsors— John Nugent & Family, Not Your Average Joe’s, WSFS Bank, M. Rosenblatt Roofing and Siding, FIBER CLEAN, Pansini Law Group, D’Amora Gutter Services, Nugent & Ground LLC, Image360, Del Vacchio Landscaping & Christmas Décor, Albrecht Events, Pretty Good Wood, Health Mats, and Four D Electric—for helping us raise money for the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Their continued support helped us make a big impact within our community and share the delicious spirit of the Main Line with all.