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Vermont Chili Festival 2017 Schedule

9th Annual Vermont Chili Festival
Saturday March 11, 2017
• 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
• Downtown Middlebury, Vermont

    Vermont Chili Festival has been named one of the Top 10 Winter Events for the past few years by The Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Come to the Festival and taste your way through the closed-off streets of downtown Middlebury, and enjoy a festive atmosphere, live music, parties, street performers, and more.



    Enjoy Award-winning chili and experience fun for all ages.
Historic downtown Middlebury will have chili from top restaurants and caterers from around the state.
You can meet the peoples behind the award-winning recipes, enjoy the entertainment and two HOT after parties - both with awesome drink specials and live music from Mellow Yellow at 51 Main as well as Snake Mountain Bluegrass and The Horse Traders at Two Brothers Tavern.



    A panel of judges will be determining the best of the best in all 6 categories of chili: Veggie, Beef, Chicken, Game, Kitchen Sink and Pork. Winners will each receive a cash prize and will go on to compete in the best-of-the-best Overall Winner category. The judges will also be ranking the new “Anything But Chili” category.

    Everyone who attends the festival will be able to vote for their favorite chili and best booth. The top vote getters will receive a cash prize and the designation of “People’s Choice” and “Best Booth” award winner! Winners will be announced by MC at the end of the festival.



Cash prizes for chili winners

1st place - $1,000
2nd place - $750
3rd place - $500
Each category winner gets $100
“People’s Choice” gets $500
“Best Booth” gets $200
“Amateur People’s Choice” gets $100
“Anything But Chili” category gets $100


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