Halloween comes a bit early at this annual challenge on the town green, where many participants choose themes for their booths and dress in costume for a festive touch. Photos on the website show cooks in cowboy hats, 1950s poodle skirts and Hawaiian leis. Local restaurants, civic groups, individuals, politicians and others with some connection to Windsor typically compete, she said. Chili samples are available for $1 apiece; beer and other foods are available for purchase. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 860-688-5165 and windsorcc.org.
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