Chilimania is all about supporting our youth and community. It 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, 12 hours of live music, food, fun, and more. It all began on a cold, wet autumn day in 1990 … dreamers, planners, cookers, musicians and skeptics, all together for the first of many fun-filled Chilimania festivals. As the years passed, they dialed in on a recipe for success: Chili, music, friends, fun, and (hopefully) some sunshine, and all for a good cause! Today, Chilimania is arguably one of the Midwest's, if not the country's, most entertaining and well-organized chili cook-off competitions. There is a little something for all ages and interest. Stop by for a bite, some entertainment, or try your hand at one or more of the chili cooking contests.
$25 Country Edge concert (Friday night); $15 Chilimania (Saturday); VIP TBD (watch website and Facebook) (Free Parking)