Cooking up the best chili and the best food in Nashville, sponsered by the best restaurants in Nashville!

Sunday October 14th
Yazoo Brewing Company

12:00PM- 3:00PM
Judging at 2:00PM

$10 General Admission
$20 General Admission + 5 Yazoo Brew Tickets
FREE Children 6 & under


The Nashville Chili Festival is taking place on Sunday October 14th at Yazoo Brewing Company. The Nashville Chili Festival is an event is for all ages. There will be music, a chili pepper eating contest, activities for the kids and Yazoo Brewing Company is providing beer for the event from the best bars in Nashville.

Chili is a traditional American dish that has been enjoyed for many years. It can be prepared with a variety of ingredients, such as beans and tomatoes, to create a delicious and hearty meal. There are several popular ways to make chili, each with its own unique flavors and textures.

The classic Texas-style chili is made with lean ground beef, cooked in spices like cumin, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, and chile peppers. This chili is usually served with some form of accompaniment like tortillas or crackers. Other variations of Tex-Mex style chili include adding diced onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, and other vegetables to the meat mixture.

White chicken chili is another popular style of chili. This version typically includes white beans, chicken breast, diced green chilies, and herbs like cilantro and oregano for flavor. It is simmered until the chicken and vegetables are tender, then served with a dollop of sour cream or shredded cheese on top.

Vegetarian chili is a savory dish that can be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The base of this chili typically consists of beans, such as black beans or pinto beans, cooked in tomatoes and flavorful spices like cumin, oregano, garlic powder, and chili powder. Vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, celery and onions are sometimes added to give the chili extra texture and flavor.

Chili can also be made with beef, pork, or turkey for a more hearty meal. To make this version of chili, the meat is usually browned and then simmered in tomato sauce along with onions, peppers, herbs, and spices. The end result is a rich and flavorful dish that is sure to please any crowd.

No matter what ingredients you choose to use in your chili, it's sure to be a delicious meal. Chili is an easy-to-make comfort food that can be enjoyed throughout the year. With so many options available, there's sure to be a chili recipe to suit everyone's taste buds!

The Nashville Chili Festival benefits Community Shares. Community Shares believes all Tennesseans deserve a clean environment, affordable health care, good jobs in Nashville, culture, art, and freedom from violence. Community Shares funds non-profits that make a difference.


Want to prove that your chili reigns supreme? Register to be a chili cook.

The entry fee is only $15 with the chance to win $200.


- Please make 5 gallons of chili
- Chili will need to be made before the contest
- Bring 2 ladles
- You can enter more than one type of chili
- A table will be provided, you are encouraged to decorate your table; tablecloths will not be provided
- Cups and Spoons for tasting will be provided
- Each contestant’s chili will be judged based on a panel of judges, there will also be a fan favorite we are sure to have Nashville Dancin

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