A Chili Contest will be one of the highlights of the Harvest Family Festival at Roeliff Jansen Park October 2. Area residents who believe they make the tastiest chili are invited to bring two quarts of their homemade chili to the festival for tasting by festival attendees who will vote for their favorite. The chili cook receiving the most votes will win $100 and bragging rights.
The Festival will be a “party in the park for the whole family!” It will also feature lawn games for kids, hay rides, face painting, a Nature Fun program with outdoor educator Fran Martino, a DJ in the teens only Boogi Barn, bluegrass music by the Marty Jimmons Band and other live entertainment, a Meadow Muffin event and more. It will run from noon till 6 pm and is a free event.
The Hillsdale Fire Department will be roasting a whole pig at the festival and will also be selling hot dogs and hamburgers. Local boy scouts will be selling hot chocolate, apple cider and fried dough and other local organizations will be selling other food and drink to raise money for their organizations.
Directions to Park
The park is located on Route 22, about 1/2 mile south of the intersection of Routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale, New York. Look for our entrance sign on the east side of Route 22, just below small bridge that crosses the Roeliff Jansen Kill. Driving address: 9140 Route 22, HIllsdale, NY 12529.