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Grand Sierra Chili & Beer Festival 2016
October 21, 2016 @ 2:00 am - October 24, 2016 @ 1:00 am
With the autumn chill just beginning to settle into the air, nothing says fall quite like a hot bowl of chili. The Chili & Beer Festival is coming this October to Grand Sierra Resort featuring the International Chili Society’s (ICS) 50th Annual World’s Championship Chili Cookoff with restaurateurs from around the country competing head to head.
Everyone is welcome, so be sure to buy your sampling ticket and bring your appetite so you can try all the seriously good chili from the best chili makers anywhere.
The Best Local Craft Beers
This year GSR is proud to expand the already exciting 3-day event to include a beer festival featuring more than a dozen of the region’s best craft brews along with seasonal favorites.
Special Charity Event Challenges
A lot of pride goes into a chili recipe, and there are two groups of professionals who know and respect the perfect bowl of chili – Firemen and Chefs. Here’s your chance to enjoy friendly, but ‘heated,’ competition between several representatives of each of these groups, with the winner receiving a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice.
Chili sampling is included in the ticket prices. Each admission purchased will include a voting ballot for that day’s challenge.
FIREHOUSE CHILI COOKOFF CHALLENGE
Featuring five local fire houses competing for best firehouse chili! Firehouses will be serving chili to the public on Saturday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
CHEF CHILI COOKOFF CHALLENGE
Featuring eight local chefs competing for best chili! Featured chefs will be serving chili to the public on Sunday from Noon to 3:30pm.
$1 from every unlimited tasting package sold will be donated to Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada
Schedule of Events can be found, here: