Chocolate and chili – one big October event

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG) today announced that the 11th Annual Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, in partnership with the 14th Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-off.

The Chocolate Stroll’s new date and time will be Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed immediately by the Chili Cook-off tasting event, from 4 to 7 p.m.

“The Chocolate Stroll and Chili Cook-off committees, both managed by the CDG, got together and decided to partner to create an all-inclusive, family friendly chocolate and chili event that celebrates two great festival foods,” said Chocolate Stroll Committee Chair Sherene Player. “Since both festivals rely on sponsorship dollars, we thought this might be a great way to share resources and offer festival-goers two great events in one big day.”





“We are ecstatic about this partnership!” said Lori Winder, Chili Cook-off Committee Chair Lori Winder. “Chocolate has been a go-to secret ingredient in many Chili recipes, and chocolate bars with a bit of chili pepper are always popular and delicious. We encourage everyone to come to Mount Vernon for Chocolate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and stay for Chili from 4 to 7 p.m.”

Details about both events will be distributed at a later date.