Essex Winter Carnival

2020 Essex Winter Carnival & Cook-Off

And the winners are...



1st Place in Mac and Cheese: William Illiff


1st Place in Chili: James Cook


1st Place in Chili: McGillicuddy's Five Corners

Essex CHIPS is excited to partner with Essex Junction Recreation and Parks and Essex Parks and Recreation for the Annual Essex Winter Carnival! CHIPS is at the carnival all day manning the concession stand and orchestrating the delicious Chili and Mac and Cheese cook-off. Be sure to submit your recipe — there's even the opportunity to include it in an upcoming community cookbook!

Join us for a fun day filled with music, performances, awesome winter activities (inside and out), refreshment concessions, and more! Weather depending, there will also be snowshoeing and sledding. Start planning your recipes for the Cook-Off and be sure to come out and enjoy this wonderful day with your family in celebration of winter!

Submit Your Recipe for the Cookbook

The Cook-off may be over, but we're looking for more yummy Essex recipes to compile in a community cookbook! Submit your favorite family recipe or invent a new one!

See Past Cook-Offs