Big Bear Lake, CA – The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that they would be hosting this year’s Chili Cook-off to be held on July 17th at the Bartlett Parking lot in the Village. Sara Russ, CEO of the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce explains the Chambers reasons for stepping in to make the event happen, “We are excited to be helping the Old Miner’s Association as they regroup this year. We wanted to make sure this event continued even though Old Miner’s is going through some difficult times. Our goal is to make the Chili Cook-off the best one in Southern California and we look forward to the community’s involvement and support.” The event will be held in the same format as year’s past with over 30 chili cooks, 80 vendors and plenty of grub, drinks, live entertainment, and family fun to make it a hit with both locals and visitors alike. Rick Bates, Director of the Big Bear Valley Events Resource Office commented, “The Chamber has the staff, volunteers and resources to make the Chili Cook-off a very successful event and I am pleased to see it continue.”  If you are interested in becoming a cooker or vendor contact the Chamber at 866-4607.