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SML Chili Festival

DATE: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2024

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: TBA. 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

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2023 Presenting Sponsor

2023 Gold Sponsor

2023 Silver Sponsors

2023 Bronze Sponsors

2022 Chili Festival Winners

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!

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