September 12, 2015

26th Annual Chilimania

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It's time for chili!

The Latest Chilimania News

Wanted: Chilimania 2015 Mascot contestants

Chilimania 2015 Mascot needed Chilimania now looks forward to crowning a 2015 Chilimania Mascot on Saturday, Sept. 12. The competition is open…

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First Edgerton Running Series event in the books

Chilimania would like to congratulate the Edgerton Lions Club for their successful fun run, Dash Against Diabetes, held on May 2,…

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2015 Chili Chase Registration Now Open

Individual and team registrations for the 2nd annual Chili Chase 5K Fun Run & Walk are now being accepted. The run/walk…

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Introducing the Edgerton Running Series

The 2015 Chili Chase -- Chilimania's 5K fun run and walk -- is one of four summer/fall fitness events in…

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Chilimania 2013 | Photo courtesy of The Edgerton Reporter

Chilimania 2013 | Photo courtesy of The Edgerton Reporter

Chilimania: All-day live music festival and chili cookoff

Chilimania is held annually on the first Saturday after Labor Day in Edgerton, Wisconsin. It is home to the Wisconsin State Championship CASI-Sanctioned Chili Cook-Off, a Traditional Chili Cooking Contest, and a Salsa Contest. The event also features a 5K fun run and walk, live music all-day long, a Bloody Mary contest, and more!

Our mission is to promote the Edgerton business community, social responsibility, and to raise funds to support the education of our youth.

From humble beginnings …

Chilimania, a not-for-profit organization, started from a grand vision and began its first year with fewer than 20 cook-off participants. The event drew a loyal crowd that continued to grow year after year, as the festival consistently booked some of the Midwest’s best-known headlining bands on its Main Stage.

… To one of Edgerton’s favorite events!

Today, the group has given more than $120,000 back to the community during the past 26 years through annual spring scholarships to graduating Edgerton high school students, community donations, and many other Edgerton Student Clubs and Athletics.

Giving back to the community

Due to overwhelming attendance and support during its 25th anniversary celebration in 2014, Chilimania sponsored a total of six scholarships to graduating 2015 Edgerton High School seniors. This includes a “green” scholarship awarded to students with green environmental career ambitions.

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2015 Sponsors

Headlining sponsors to be announced soon!

View the entire list of Chilimania 2015 sponsors >>>