Fall Fun: Chili Challenge and Rally in the Valley at Waterville Valley

Head to Waterville Valley for the 8th annual Rally in the Valley and 20th annual Chili Challenge & Brews on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and taste some of the best chili in New Hampshire while admiring an array of classic vehicles. And, see some great early fall foliage!


The all vehicle Rally in the Valley, presented by the East Coast Camaro Club, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Waterville Valley’s Town Square. There will be awards and 50/50 raffles. All proceeds from a suggested $10 donation will benefit a local charity. Vehicle registration will be held at the gate by the Waterville Valley ice arena. 


Starting at noon on Saturday, Sept. 28, the 20-year-old local restaurants compete for the coveted title of best chili around. Admission to the Chili Challenge is $7.50 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under and includes generous samples of every chili. The winner of the Chili Challenge will be decided by the public’s votes, so eat a light breakfast and save room for all the delicious chili recipes!


Plan on settling in for the afternoon as crowd favorite, The Uncle Steve Band, performs a free outdoor concert from 12-3 p.m. There will be craft beer sampling from 12-3 p.m. 


Make it aweekend getaway to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Guests who book overnight stays at participating Waterville Valley lodging properties receive a Freedom Pass which provides access to canoe and kayak rentals, tennis, golf, bike rentals, admission to the White Mountain Athletic Club’s aquatic and fitness center, scenic chairlift rides up Snows Mountain, and complimentary trolley rides – over $100 value per person, per day.