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SML Chili Festival

2021 Chili Festival Winners

Join us in 2022

DATE: Nov. 5, 2022

TIME: Gates open at 11 a.m. with tastings from noon to 2 p.m. Awards at 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Bridgewater Plaza

TICKETS: $7 per person with kids 5 and under admitted free. Tickets sold only at the gate with cash and credit cards accepted.

PARKING: Overflow parking will be at Trinity Ecumenical Church with free shuttle to Bridgewater Plaza.

CONTACT: SML Regional Chamber at 540-721-1203 or estanley@visitsmithmountainlake.com

SML Chili Festival artwork

2021 Platinum Sponsor

2021 Supporting Sponsors

SML Chili Festival T-shirts for sale

T-shirts now on sale

Short-sleeve ($20) and long-sleeved ($25) t-shirts are available now at the SML Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza. You can also pick one up a the festival. Sizes range from youth to 3XL.

Join us for the SML Chili Festival!

Stunning fall foliage and cooler temperatures create the perfect atmosphere for this annual, family-friendly lakeside event.

A competitive chili cookoff is at the center of the action with teams going all out with themes, decorations and costumes!

Enjoy chili tastings and then cast your vote for “People’s Choice” and “Showmanship.” Also awarded is an overall “Best Chili” trophy.

Stroll the decks of Bridgewater Plaza while enjoying live music, shopping and perusing the wares of a variety of craft vendors. Come by car or boat!

2018 Chili Festival
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