Plus, Hand-Carved Chili Pepper Trophies
(Carved by the Rock River Valley Carvers) for all Categories

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Chilimania, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)(3).  All donations are tax-deductible. 

Chilimania is home to the Wisconsin State Championship CASI-Sanctioned Chili Cook-Off, a Traditional Chili Cooking Contest, and a Salsa Contest.
Please Note: The CASI Contest is Chili-Grind Only!

Chilimania is held in downtown Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Chilimania, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization.

The mission of Chilimania is to promote the Edgerton business community, social responsibility, and to raise funds to support the education of our youth.
It all began in 1990 on a cold, wet autumn day. Dreamers, planners, cookers, musicians and skeptics, all together for the first of many fun-filled Chilimania festivals! There are no more skeptics! Chilimania is arguably one of the Midwest’s, if not the country’s, most entertaining and well organized chili cook-off competitions. Stop by for a bite, some entertainment, or try your hand at one or more of the chili cooking contests.
Chilimania plays host to the Wisconsin State Championship CASI-Sanctioned cook-off (Chili Appreciation Society International). The CASI cook-off is open to any cooker as long as they prepare chili-grind chili and their chili preparation meets CASI regulations (see all cook-off rules below). In addition to the CASI Wisconsin State Championship, Chilimania will host their "TRADITIONAL," anything goes, contest. more>>>
The public tasting of chili is a chance for the general public to taste chili cooked by the contestants. Each contestant is required to make 2 or more gallons of chili to share with the crowd. After paying for admission, all you need to do is get a free chili tasting cup from various locations throughout the festival grounds between 3PM and while supplies last. You will then be allowed to sample as much chili as your heartburn can handle!
Admission to Chilimania is $6 at the gate, with children under 12 admitted free if supervised by an adult.
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Best Chili...........$350-250-125
Best Theme....................$100
People’s Choice..............$100
Best Salsa.......................$75