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Annual Chowder and Chili Cook-off returns to the downtown

ALPENA – Another year for the Chowder and Chili Cook–off returns, which means the Downtown Development Authority are seeking food entries.

The 5th annual competition kicks–off Saturday, October 6th at noon outside on Second Avenue.

Entries must be prepared in a commercial kitchen — the DDA will help contestants who needs access to one.

Plus, cash prizes nearly tripled this year, including the 1,000 dollar prize for best in show amateur and professional winners.

All proceeds benefit events and promotional activities in the downtown area.