The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce recently announced the winners of its 26th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off, which took place Thursday evening, Jan. 24, at The Gingerbread House in Oquossoc.

The annual event is sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Budweiser Beer and is the kick-off event of Snodeo Weekend. More than 100 people participated in tasting 10 chili and chowder samples from area restaurants and then casting their votes for their favorites.

The winners of the 2019 Chili/Chowder Cook-Off are:

• Chili Winners: Best Overall — Bald Mountain Camps; Mild — Lakeside Convenience; Medium — The Shed; Hot — Bald Mountain Camps.

• Chowder Winners: Best Overall — Parkside & Main; Seafood —The Gingerbread House; Vegetable — Oquossoc Grocery.

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