The famous â€śChamber Chilifestâ€ť returns to Newport on Saturday, October 10th! Vermontâ€™s North Country Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 9th Annual Chilifest, an annual celebration of the art of cooking chili! This fun, family-friendly event that boasts great food, entertainment, shopping, and fun for all tastes. The Chilifest contest will be held on Lake Memphremagog in downtown Newport and will feature chili teams from area restaurants, businesses and individuals who compete for best chili. Tasting starts at noon, spoons will be $5 and the competition will close at 2:00 pm.