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5 restaurants competing for this years "Best Chili"
1000 handmade bowls
SCAC Artists Making 1000 Bowls for the fundraiser

9th Annual Chili Bowl Fundraiser

Please join us on January 25th for our 9th Annual Chili Bowl. Area clay artists are busy making bowls for the event. Choose a hand-crafted bowl, fill it up with...

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Date and time

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Saratoga Clay Arts Center, 167 Hayes Road Schuylerville, NY 12871


Tickets are $27 and include a handmade bowl (plus tax); save $2 off admission by bringing 2 non-perishable food items

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The 9th Annual Chili Bowl

Please join us on January 25th for our 9th Annual Chili Bowl. Area clay artists are busy making bowls for the event. Choose a hand-crafted bowl, fill it up with delicious chili, then keep the bowl when you're finished! You'll also be able to vote for "Best Chili" and support the efforts of your favorite chef.

Tickets are $27 and include a handmade bowl (plus tax). Tickets go on sale January 2nd at Or you can bring 2 non-perishable food items for Wilton Pantry and save $2! Guests can choose from 4 time slots and have the opportunity to purchase more bowls onsite. The chili competition is fierce and guests always have lots of fun. The Robonics Reggae Band will provide the entertainment and the restaurants will provide the chili for the event. There will also be a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind original clay work by local and national clay artists, also to benefit To Life.

Osteria Danny will be returning again this year to defend their title of "Best Chili" for the 3rd time.  In addition, SCAC welcomes local restaurants Sweet Mimi’s, Solevo, Morrissey’s, and Urban Roots to the competition. Guests purchase tickets to enter, choose a handmade bowl, enjoy live music and participate in the chili taste testing. A portion of the proceeds benefit the local cancer non-profit organization To Life.

Here's how it works:

To keep the lines short and the wait to a minimum, guests pre-purchase tickets and bowls online for a specific time slot. SCAC will only pre-sell 200 chili bowls for each one hour time slot. After 200 bowls are sold, the time slot will be closed.  Guests are asked to arrive at the time specified on their ticket. SCAC puts more bowls out for selection each hour so everyone will get an equal opportunity to select bowls. Online registrations will take preference to walk-ins. If all the bowls are sold online, there will be no walk-ins allowed.

Founded in 2010 by clay artist and educator Jill Kovachick, Saratoga Clay Arts Center is a ceramic art center located just a few miles outside of Saratoga Springs in Schuylersville, NY offering wheel throwing and handbuilding clay classes for youth and adults, studio space and residencies for artists, and exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career and established clay artists. The Schacht Gallery is open daily from 11am – 4pm and by appointment.

If you have any questions, require more information or would like to donate an item for our silent auction please contact the center at 518-581-2529 or email

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