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September 9 & 10, 2016

27th Annual Chilimania

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The Latest Chilimania News

Giving Back to the Community: 2015 edition

10 Dec 2015

Thank you for helping Chilimania have a great 2015! The Edgerton-area community and Chilimania have had a terrific history of supporting one another for many years.…

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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 2015 headliner Back in Black rocks a crowd of thousands. Photo by Jon "Gunner" Grefsheim.

2015 headliner Back in Black rocks a crowd of thousands. Photo by Jon “Gunner” Grefsheim.

Welcome to Chilimania!

Chilimania is held annually the weekend 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 on Friday night and all-day Saturday, 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

As the event has grown over the course of more than a quarter-century, we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to give back more and more each year. Chilimania sponsored a total of seven scholarships to graduating 2016 Edgerton High School seniors totalling $10,500 — the highest number in Chilimania history!

Learn more about Chilimania!

2016 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.William WartmannWhy The Fuss? Technical Solutions