Where can you enjoy a day of fun, food and great entertainment at Smith Mountain Lake for only $5.00? At the 12th Annual SML Fall Chili and Craft Festival on Saturday, November 1st at Bridgewater Plaza next to Hales Ford Bridge - Rt. 122.  A FREE shuttle service from LakeWatch Plantation, provided by TNT Auto Body Repair, makes parking a breeze. Or come by boat and tie up at one of the many slips available.   $5.00 admission gives you access to tasting great chilies in the competition, 15 teams from returning champs, "Full Blown Chili" to "Betka's Best Chili", 35 different craft vendors, and on-site entertainment including Jennifer Rose, Face Painter for the New England Patriots football team.

Don't forget to pick up a collectible 2014 Chili Festival short sleeve T-shirt which will be for sale at the event. This year's logo, designed by Lisa Floyd of Floyds' Artworks, is a perennial favorite.

Gates open at 11:00; Chili Tasting begins at 12 Noon and the awards ceremony (complete with HUGE trophies) takes place at 4pm.  Be part of the action as you vote for your favorite chili and the coveted 'Showmanship' award.

For more information on the festival brought to you by the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, go to www.visitsmithmountainlake.com or call 540-721-1203.

The 2014 Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili & Craft Festival is made possible with the help of the following sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor - Kroger

Gold Sponsors - MemberOne Federal Credit Union, Carilion Clinic, Centra, Appalachian Power

Silver  Sponsors- BB & T Bank-Westlake, Premier Appraisals, Franklin Community Bank, Capps Home Building Center

Bronze Sponsors - Turner's Dock Building, HomeTown Bank, TBS Construction, Vogel and Cromwell, Bank of Botetourt, Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, Mulch-n-More, SML Maid & Vacation Services, Union First Market Bank, The Little Gallery, Gilbert & Bird Attorneys, LeisureMedia360, CenturyLink, The Downing Group - Merrill Lynch and WSLK Lake Radio.

Transportation Sponsor: TNT Auto Body Repair