The “chili” community of Bocas del Toro, known for their ripe sense of humor, will gather on the beach for the eight annual Bocas Chili Challenge Sunday, September 22 at the Acqua Sports Bar located on the beach at the fairgrounds on the main island, Isla Colón. This is always a favorite Bocas social event for contestants and chili tasters alike. Chili teams must prepare and cook everything on site in order to qualify.
Cooking starts at 9:00 a.m. and the public tasting starts at 2:00 p.m. Bocas’ favorite southern rock band “Bad Monkey” will be performing that afternoon. Entry is free and chili tasting cups are available for $3. Everyone who purchases a cup then votes for their favorite chili after the tasting. Local artists Julie Jorgensen and “Basti” John Farrow make the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies that the teams take home for chili bragging rights. The Bocas del Toro community would like to extend an open invitation to all readers of The Visitor to join in the fun.