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Celebrating Charity Through Music & Chili


Fri, September 10
& Sat, September 11


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 PM 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!

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Back in Black

The Back in Black tribute band is an incredible, exciting, high energy reproduction of a concert performance of AC/DC. All the members of Back in Black live in Dallas/Fort Worth area and are experienced musicians not only dedicated to the sound and look, but also capturing the power and excitement of AC/DC. 20th Century Fox chose Back in Black over all other tribute bands to record AC/DC’s classics “TNT” and “A Long Way to the Top” for two of their movies, Napoleon Dynamite and Garage Days. Back in Black has performed with Cheap Trick, Foghat, Bad Company, Loverboy, Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk Railroad, and Ted Nugent. Back in Black is: Darren Caperna – Vocals, Mike Mroz – Lead Guitar, Sheldon Conrad – Bass, Ramiro Noriega – Guitar, Ken Schiumo – Drums

105.9 THE HOG Main Stage
Sept 11th @ 10:15 PM
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Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus is an American singer-songwriter, actor and two-time grammy winner. He has released 16 studio albums and 53 singles since 1992, and is known for his hit single "Achy Breaky Heart", which topped the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart and became the first single ever to achieve triple platinum status in Australia. His debut album Some Gave All, which has been certified 9× Multi-Platinum in the United States, is the longest time spent by a debut artist at number one on the Billboard 200 for 17 consecutive weeks. In his career, he has released 36 charted singles. Cyrus earned his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 as a featured artist on a remix of Lil Nas X's song "Old Town Road", which spent a record-breaking nineteen consecutive weeks at the top spot.

Country Edge Main Stage
Sept 10th @ 10 PM

Admission Prices & Tickets

All proceeds benefit the Chilimania Scholarship Fund and other community-based projects and organizations. Scroll below for admissions information and tickets.

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

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General Admission


Children 10 & Under

Free with Adult

Applies to general admission only!

Dedicated VIP Area


Tickets available at the gate for $15.
Pre-sale tickets available below.

*Processing fees may apply

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General Admission


Children 10 & Under

Free with Adult

Applies to general admission only!

Dedicated VIP Area


Tickets available at the gate for $30.
Pre-sale tickets available below.

*Processing fees may apply

Buy Tickets Now

Click below to purchase your tickets early at special pre-sale prices for Chilimania weekend! Chilimania and Country Edge tickets are also available for purchase at the gate.

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

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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!

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Thank You to our Presenting Sponsors

Friday VIP Sponsor

IKI Manufacturing

Saturday VIP Sponsor

Morrison’s Auto Salvage

Carolina Reaper Sponsors

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Bud Light Logo
Reitz and Gregerson Dental Logo
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Ghost Pepper Sponsors

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Iron Country 101.9 Logo
2Brothers Bar & Grill Logo
Albrecht Funeral Homes Logo
Anchor Bar & Grill Logo
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IKI Manufacturing Logo
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Morrison's Auto Salvage, Inc Logo
WCLO 1230AM Logo
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Habanero Sponsors

Blackhawk Community Credit Union Logo
David Luellwitz, Ophthalmology Logo
Edgerton Hospital Logo
Timber Hill Winery Logo

Join in the Chilimania Fun!

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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
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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!
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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).

Chilimania News

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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:

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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.

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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!

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Countdown to Chilimania

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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