Edgerton’s largest annual festival!
Chilimania is home to the Wisconsin State Championship CASI-sanctioned chili cook-off, a traditional chili cook-off, a salsa contest, public chili tasting, best Bloody Mary competition, a 5k fun run & walk, 12 hours of live music, food, fun, and more!
Since 1990, the festival has been held annually on the Saturday after Labor Day in beautiful downtown, Edgerton, Wisconsin. Started as a Jaycees fundraiser, the festival grew so much over the years that it was eventually spun off into its own 501(c)3 organization, Chilimania, Inc.
Giving back to the community
Our mission is to promote the Edgerton business community, social responsibility, and to raise funds to support the education of our youth. Each spring, proceeds from the previous year’s festival fund scholarships to graduating Edgerton High School seniors.
For the most part, Chilimania has had the privilege of giving out four scholarships each spring. However, due to the overwhelming success of our 25th anniversary celebration on Sept. 6, 2014, we were able to award six (6) $1,500 scholarships at the Edgerton High School Awards ceremony on May 20, 2015. A strong showing from Chilimania 2015 saw us up the total number of scholarships to seven (7) for the Class of 2016, totaling $10,500!
We thank all those who have attended, sponsored, competed, and/or volunteered at our event to make these scholarships possible!View the Chilimania 2017 schedule View past Chilimania winners Get directions to Chilimania