DSC_7421Another successful year for the Children’s Center Chili Chowder Challenge! Together, this event raised over $31,000 for the Children’s Center.

All proceeds go to benefit the Children’s Center Early Intervention and Family Support. The Children’s Center Early Intervention & Family Support has been providing services for children with special needs & their families since 1966. We are a specialized provider of services in central Maine for young children with disabilities such as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, & more. We provide a continuum of center-based therapies & care for young children with disabilities that is simply not offered in this same format anywhere else in the region.


  • Most Creative Name: The Liberal Cup, Vesuvius Chili
  • Most Original Chili: Senator Inn, Cloud 9’s Cupid’s Revenge Chili
  • Most Original Chowder: Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center, Hot Chick!
  • Chicken Chipotle Chowder
  • Hottest Chili: The Liberal Cup, Vesuvius Chili
  • Most Creative Display: The Liberal Cup
  • Best Chili: The Liberal Cup, Smokin’ Pig Chili
  • Best Chowder: Red Barn, Laura’s Famous Seafood Stew
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