Celebrating Charity Through Music & Chili




Edgerton, WI

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Who We Are

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 live 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!



Chilimania Headliner Coming Next Year!


Country Edge Headliner Coming Next Year!

Admission Prices

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

Note: Country Edge and Chilimania are separate events and require separate admission tickets.

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General Admission


Dedicated VIP Area


Children 12 & Under

Free with Adult

Tickets available at the gate.

*Processing fees may apply

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General Admission


Dedicated VIP Area


Children 12 & Under

Free with Adult

Tickets available at the gate.

*Processing fees may apply

Buy Tickets

Chilimania and Country Edge tickets are available for purchase at the gate.

Country Edge tickets will be available soon for a special discounted price when purchased in advance online at:

Chili Cook-Off & Salsa Contest


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!

About the Cook-OffPublic Tasting Info
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Special Thanks To Our Presenting Sponsors

Carolina Reaper Sponsor

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Ghost Pepper Sponsors

Join in the Chilimania Fun!

CASI/Traditional Chili

Chili & Salsa Competitions


Price Includes
  • - One entry into the top Chili and Salsa contest
  • - A 10 ft. by 10 ft. booth space
  • - Each cook must make minimum 2 gallons of chili for public tasting

Partner With Chilimania

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


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


Chilimania Needs Your Help!

We are not able to have Chilimania this year due to Covid 19, but our commitment to the community and the many great causes this event supports has not changed. We are asking for you to consider donating to:


Due to Coronavirus, Chilimania 2020 Will Not Be Held

Unfortunately, the Midwest’s largest chili festival cannot take place in 2020 due to the spread of Covid-19. Chilimania’s board members put out an announcement on July 22, 2020.


Our 2020 Chilimania Scholarship Recipients

See Chilimania’s scholarship winners who will take home over $25,000, and to enjoy, celebrate, share, and congratulate the Edgerton High School Class of 2020!

Countdown to Chilimania

See You Next Year!
About Chilimania
Chilimania is all about supporting our youth and community. We’re 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, 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.
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6,000 Anual Attendees

$200,000+ Raised for Charity

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