Lakeside Chamber and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie presents chili event in October

The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3973 will present “Beans, Beer and Business,” an event featuring vendor booths, networking, food, East County craft beer and chili tasting, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside. Chili eating will begin at 11 a.m.

About 50 vendor booths are expected, along with 25 teams preparing chili. Chili teams are expected to represent businesses, neighborhoods, clubs, community groups, churches and family members and friends. Chili set-up will begin at 6 a.m. All chili cooking must be completed on site. Cash prizes will be presented. Judging will be based on consistency, taste, color, smell and quality. Prizes also will be presented for booth decorations, hottest chili, most spirited team and people’s choice award. Applicants must prepare at least seven gallons of chili, and complete a temporary food permit from the County of San Diego.

More details are available at Kathy Kassel, Chamber executive director, said she expects attendance will exceed 500 people.