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Red Chili Pods


 FRIDAY FEB. 17, 2023 

 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 


Performing LIVE Ice Sculpture Carving

Ice Brigade follows Michigan-based chef Randy Finch and his team of ice artists as they blow the lid off ice sculpting by developing original designs that defy the imagination. To these frozen outlaws, the standard wedding swans are simply huge ice cubes. The real thrill of their bone-chilling craft is to make life-sized and interactive creations like bowling lanes, grand pianos, carousels and putt-putt courses.  Armed with chain saws and chisels, each episode features Randy and crew sculpting ice blocks into out-of-this world art and delivering them to awestruck clients. No matter the job or locale, the mission remains the same: get the job done, before it all melts away. 

Chili Challenge

This year, the BIG FREEZE winter fun weekend is firing up with a Chili Cook-Off!

The chili challenge will be held on Friday February 17th from 5:00-8:00PM (EST) at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in the Ruth Butler Building.

This event is a fundraiser for Delta County Search & Rescue Team.
Tickets are limited, so advanced purchase is encouraged!

While sampling chili enjoy a LIVE ice carving performance, music, 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction!
Upper Hand Brewery beer will be available for purchase (with Valid Photo ID).

Hotdogs & french fries will also be available for making chili cheese dogs/fries. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to support the local Search & Rescue Team!

Those interested in competing in the BIG FREEZE Chili Challenge,
please email us at for more information & competition rules!

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top ranked in each of the chili categories!
The winners will be announced at 7:30PM (EST) ~ Must be present to win!
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