Cable Car Square
10am - 5:00pm
($2.00 Tasters Cup)
Dubuque Rythem Cloggers,
Music from Elite Entertainment.
Live Music by zydeco favorites, "We're
Late and Smell Like Beer."
the First Saturday of October, the air is crisp,
you can see your breath and the color is radiant
on the bluffs near Cable Car Square. The shops
are vibrant with anticipation of the Tri States
Largest Chili Cookoff.
aspiring event started in 1992 as a CASI, (Chili
Association Society International) sanctioned
competetive event. As you stroll the street
many cooks will decorate their booths with themes,
cooks performing, singing, dancing, competing
for showmanship. Cooks can also enter Open,
Business, and Salsa Entries.
one hour, or until the pots are empty,
the public samples a taste of the best
tasting Chili in the Tri State area.
Proceeds benefit a nonprofit organization.
year the event has grown, now including
a variety of great food vendors, beverages
from the Dubuque Jaycees, and a wealth
of entertainment options.
Sponsors have been generous to help
provide forms of media, live entertainment,
and our Kids Korner full of games and
here for photos of
last year's Chili Cook-Off!
sponsors are: Diamond Jo Casino, Prudential Financial,
Cable Car Square Association. More Chili Cookoff
Sponsors are: Burger King, Dubuque365.com, Dubuque
Jaycees, Dubuque Main Street Ltd., Eagle Country
Market, Esser Print Center, KDTH, KGRR, and
benefit the Americas River Project. Come hungry,
join in the festivities in our beautiful historic
downtown Cable Car Square area.