Smith Mountain Lake Chili Festival

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smith mountain lake chili festivalIf you can, imagine a cool crisp fall day at Smith Mountain Lake filled with laughter, friends and boatloads of warm wonderful bowls of chili. Then follow your imagination to the calendar and mark November 3rd with your plans to join us at this years Hot Chili Festival. Come and compete by making your favorite chili or just join the tasters. Bring the whole family and tell all your friends. It’s gonna be a good time.

Scheduled for Saturday, November 3 at Bridgwater Plaza, this year’s Hot Chili Festival promises to have all the ingredients of success with a wide variety of crafters, entertainment, and a fierce chili competition.  Last year, more than 2,000 were drawn to the lakefront for great food and a venue to tantalize one’s taste buds with chili that ranged from mild to five alarm spicy.

The festival will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with cooking teams starts at 10 am, doors open at 11 am, tasting begins at Noon, and awards presentations at 3:30 pm.  Admission will be $5 per person. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Platinum sponsorship is currently up for grabs and will provide the participating business with:

Chili Festival
PLATINUM: (Limit one) ($2500.00)
Logo & name recognition on road banners
Logo & name recognition on site banners
Logo & name recognition on T-shirts
Name recognition on shuttle signage
12 month recognition with logo & web link on SML Fall Chili Festival web page
1 free insert into chamber newsletter within 1 year
Recognition in Chamber Newsletter (2 issues)
15 Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili Festival T-shirts
15 Chili Festival special entry passes
1 complimentary team entry

Call the Chamber office at 540.721.1203 for more information or visit our web site at: and click on the Chili Fest and download vendor for cooker or sponsorship registrations.

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