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Date: November 2nd, 2019

Time: 11am – 3pm

Location: Bridgewater Plaza

Tickets: $7 at gate


Come on out to the annual Smith Mountain Lake Chili Festival and help pick out this years chili champion! 


2019 marks the 14th annual Chili’s Festival at the SML. This festival is a friendly, competitive chili cook-off that has teams going all out with themes, decorations and costumes for some good food and a good time.

There will be multiple craft vendors, live music and other Bridgewater Plaza attractions available for all entertainment. Enjoy chili tastings and get involved by casting a vote for people’s choice, showmanship and/or the best chili. If you are feeling real adventurous, enter your own Chili for a chance to win!

If you would like more information about the event visit the SML Chamber of Commerce website.  If you are interested in becoming a 2019 Smith Mountain Lake Chili Festival contender or craft vendor check out the links below.

2019 Cooker Application

2019 Craft Vendor Application


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