Chill and chili dip at Blueberry Cove returns to warm hearts, fill bellies, March 23

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TENANTS HARBOR — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Blueberry Cove announces the return of its annual Chill and Chili Dip event Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at 22 Blueberry Cove Road. The family-friendly event brings together locals and visitors for a day of winter fun, delicious chili, and community spirit.

Attendees can dip into the waters of the cove and then warm up with a chili lunch spread and a bonfire. All proceeds will support scholarships for Maine youth to attend camp. New this year, participants will also be able to use a mobile sauna donated by Native Sauna and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win baskets sponsored by local businesses.

"We are thrilled to bring back the Chill and Chili Dip for its second year," said Megan Moroney, program coordinator at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove, in a news release. "This event is not only a great way to come together as a community but also an opportunity to support the mission of Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove."

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at The Maine Lodge on the day of the event. Dippers should come prepared with appropriate swimwear, towels and warm clothes to change into after the dip. Please leave pets at home.

The event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $10-20. Registration costs include the dip, sauna, lunch, and 5 raffle tickets. 

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities and to register, please visit the program webpage. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Megan Moroney,, 207.491.6537.


University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension seeks to build thriving communities and help grow the food-based economy. Extension also leads Maine’s 4-H program, the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in the state. 4-H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing and are developed to fit a variety of backgrounds, interests, budgets and schedules. Participants complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in a positive environment where they are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.

Event Date: 

Sat, 03/23/2024 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Event Location: 

Blueberry Cove


22 Blueberry Cove Road
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860
United States