The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of its 25th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off, which took place Jan 18 at The Gingerbread House in Oquossoc.

The annual event is the kick-off event of Snodeo Weekend. More than 160 people participated in tasting 12 chili and chowder samples from area restaurants and then casting their votes for their favorites.

2018 Chili Cook-Off winners are:

• Best Overall — Bald Mountain Camps;

• Mild — Lakeside Convenience;

• Medium — Oquossoc Grocery; and

• Hot — Red Onion.

2018 Chowder Cook-Off winners are:

• Best Overall — Sarge’s Pub & Grub;

• Seafood — Sarge’s Pub & Grub; and

• Vegetable — Lakeside Convenience.

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