Sycamore Park District Community Center
480 S. Airport Road
Sycamore, IL 60178

Winter Family Play Day: Fire & Ice Festival

Lets Kick off the Park District’s 100th anniversary year with a winter festival! Snow or no snow, we will have winter activities inside and outside along with a Chili Cook-off. All activities throughout Legacy Campus. Dress for the weather.

The Sycamore Lions Club will provide hot chocolate and cookies in celebration of its 75th Anniversary in 2023!

SLED DOG RACES with High Flying Huskies
CHILI COOK-OFF Chili Appreciation Society International
WINTER GEAR DEMO with NIU Outdoor Adventures
“MR. FREEZE” SHOW Sponsored by Sycamore Public Library at 2pm

Ice Sculpting • S’mores • Kids Activities in the Gym • 100-person snowball toss
Hot Chocolate provided by the Sycamore Lions Club

Chili Cook-Off

Chili Appreciation Society International

Public tasting at 1:30pm until the chili runs out

$10 Chili tasting
$20 Chili & 2 Beers/Beverages
$15 Commemorative ceramic chili bowl

Who makes the best chili in Sycamore? If cooking chili is your thing, put on your apron and enter our Chili Cook-Off. Or if you are more of a taster, bring your taste buds ready to sample chili and cool it off with local brews. Cooks will showcase their talent by cooking from scratch early in the morning, then present to a judges panel. Chefs begin cooking on-site starting at 8:30am. Public tasting starts at 1:30 pm. Awards 2:30pm. The public will help judge the cash prize “People’s Choice”
Awards (Judged by popular vote).


Call Theresa at 815-770-2668 for more information or to enter your chili. Chili fees
collected help support Tails Humane Society.

Chef’s Entry Fee: $25 by January 6 | January 7-13 $30

Date: January 14, 2023
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm