Chill-A-Bration has become an anticipated mid-winter attraction in downtown Cortland. It brings in more than 1,000 people to the Main Street area, giving restaurants and retailers a chance to show off their range of items. More than 20 businesses will feature either a winter menu item to sample, or will prepare a special chili entry to compete for the title of “Cortland Area’s Best Chili” and “Favorite Winter Flavor”. Chill-A-Bration goers are encouraged to cast a ballot for their favorite samples by 4:30 pm. There’s a good incentive to vote, not only to support your favorite restaurants, but also, two ballots will be drawn for prizes.