Residents are putting the final touches on their recipes and gearing up for the 2014 Fall Chili and Craft Festival slated for this Saturday, November 1st at Bridgewater Plaza.

Gaining in popularity each year, the Fall Chili and Craft Festival gives area businesses the chance to show off their culinary skills in a five-hour taste-testing event. Visitors vote for their favorite in one of three categories: Best Chili, People’s Choice, and Showmanship.

Admission is five dollars and gates open at 11am. Judging takes place at 3pm.

For more information on the Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili and Craft Festival, check out the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce website at