21st Annual Hanover Chili Cook Off Sun., Sept. 4 • 11 a.m.
Features award-winning chili, music, food, family-friendly entertainment and supports local charities. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Good Field on N. Forney Ave. Tickets $10 at the gate, or $8.50 in advance at Guthrie Memorial Library. Children under 12 and those with an active military ID are free. Visit www.hanoverchilicookoff.com for more information.
On Oct. 8, downtown Hanover businesses and restaurants will celebrate the town’s German heritage with Oktoberfest. Participants will stroll around to local businesses and taste a variety of wines, beers, and food. Participants will also enjoy live music and special deals. Oktoberfest is the follow-up event to Sip & Stroll, a new event held this past June in downtown Hanover. Ticket holders must be 21. Tickets cost $15 or $5 for designated drivers. Proceeds from the event will benefit Main Street Hanover’s future events and initiatives. Visit www.mainstreethanover.org for more information.