CHILI. BEER. BANDS. FUN.

Home to the Wisconsin State CASI Chili Cook-Off, two days of live music, a 5K/10K and more … and all for a good cause!

WHEN?

Sept. 7-8, 2018

WHERE?

Edgerton, Wis.

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What is Chilimania?

Held annually during the weekend after Labor Day in Edgerton, Wisconsin, Chilimania is home to the Wisconsin State Championship CASI-Sanctioned Chili Cook-Off, a Traditional Chili Cooking Contest, and a Salsa Contest. The weekend-long event also features a 5K/10K fun run & walklive music on Friday night and all-day Saturday, a Best Bloody Mary contest, and more!

You’re invited to taste some of these delicious concoctions and help choose the People’s Choice! Arrive in time for the Public Chili Tasting at 3 p.m. Saturday, grab a cup, spoon, and ballot, and get tasting!

Chilimania is  501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote the Edgerton business community, social responsibility, and to raise funds to support the education of our youth. We’ve raised more than $200,000 since 1990!

Live Music Lineup

TWO DAYS OF THE HOTTEST ACTS AROUND!

We have an amazing slate of bands set to perform during Country Edge and Chilimania! All performances are on the Main Stage, located on North Henry Street in downtown Edgerton.

Chilimania Headliner: Queen Nation
Country Edge Headliner: Announced on July 23!

CHILIMANIA LINEUPCOUNTRY EDGE LINEUP

2018 Admission prices

All proceeds benefit the Chilimania Scholarship Fund and other community-based projects and organizations

2018 Admission Info
Note: Country Edge and Chilimania are separate events and require separate admission tickets.
Country Edge (On sale July 23)Friday, Sept. 7
Adults & teens:
Children 12 & under:
$10 advance, $15 at the gate
Free with adult
ChilimaniaSaturday, Sept. 8
Adults & teens:
Children 12 & under:
$8 at the gate
Free with adult

Chili Chase 5K/10K

Fitness & Fun For All Ages

The Chili Chase serves as the official kickoff for the daylong Chilimania festival. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities — and their four-legged friends, who are invited to compete to become the official Chilimania 2018 Mascot — are encouraged to participate.

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2018 Presenting Sponsors

Thanks to our Carolina Reaper & Ghost Pepper sponsors:

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2 Brothers Bar & Grill
New Composite Partners
105.9FM The Hog

Chili Cook-Off & Salsa Contest

Help choose the People's Choice Chili!

It wouldn’t be Chilimania without delicious, aromatic chili! You don’t have to be a pro to enter — all you need is a passion for great chili. Be sure to arrive in time for the public tasting at 3PM Saturday. Sample as many chilis as you’d like and vote for your favorite to win People’s Choice!

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Join in the Chilimania fun!

Early Bird Price!

$30

Chili Chase 5K/10K

Your entry includes:

5K or 10K route. Runners & walkers of all abilities welcome. Four-legged friends, too!

A Chili Chase t-shirt (enter by Aug. 6 to guarantee your size).

Awards for top finishers. Games & fun afterward for all!

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CASI and/or Traditional Chili

$20

Chili & Salsa Competitions

Price includes:

One (1) entry into the Best Chili and Salsa contests (CASI and/or Traditional Chili)

A 10 ft. by 10 ft. booth space

Each cook must make minimum 2 gallons of chili for public tasting

Partner With Chilimania

$200+

Corporate Sponsorships

Reasons to sponsor:

Help us raise money for college scholarships & community donations.

Brand association with a festival with a 29-year track record of success.

Free tickets and other perks at the year’s biggest party!

Location, Directions & More

Everything you need to know

Chilimania and related activities take place in downtown Edgerton. The festival is held on North Henry Street, with the main gate located at the intersection of West Fulton and North Henry. Separate admission is required for Country Edge (Friday night) and Chilimania (all day Saturday).

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Chilimania News

The latest news and updates on Chilimania, Country Edge & the Chili Chase 5K/10K

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