September 10, 2016

27th Annual Chilimania

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It's Chili Time!

The Latest Chilimania News

2015 attendees: Please take our survey!

18 Sep 2015

Tell us how we did Thanks again to everyone who attended Chilimania 2015! If you missed it, or just want to relive all the fun, visit…

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2015 Chilimania Cook-off winners, by category

12 Sep 2015

Announcing the Chilimania 2015 winners! Visit our Past Winners page to view a complete list dating back to 2005. CASI Chili: Steve Dixon – Summerfield, NC (Booth #21) Cheryl…

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Follow our Chilimania 2015 Live Blog

12 Sep 2015

You’ve waited all year long, and it’s finally here -- Chilimania 2015 is officially under way in downtown Edgerton! The chili is cooking, the beer is flowing,…

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Chilimania 2014 headliner Project Pink plays to a record crowd

Chilimania 2014 headliner Project Pink plays to a record crowd

Welcome to Chilimania!

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.

Learn more about Chilimania!

2015 Sponsors

Ghost Pepper Level ($1,500+)

2 Brothers Downtown Pub & GrillReitz Dental

Habanero Level ($1,000-$1,499)

Ott Schweitzer Distributing/Miller BeerDavid Luellwitz, D.O.Why The Fuss? Technical Solutions