15 Reasons To Attend The Downtown Chili Showdown In April

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The Downtown Chili Showdown and Brew Ha Ha will be hosted by Red Shoe Cville on Saturday, April 16 at 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM at Main Street Arena (230 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902).

The Downtown Chili Showdown and Brew Ha Ha is a magical day that combines a charity chili cook off with a beer festival all rolled into one great day! Get your tickets for the event HERE!

Find out more information at The Downtown Chili Showdown Website, and let us know you’re coming at the Event Page.

1. It’s Hosted By Red Shoe CVille

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Red Shoe Cville supports the children, families, staff, volunteers, and donors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlottesville.

2. They Raise A Lot Of Money, And You Can Help

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You can help Red Shoe CVille raise money for a great cause, and all you have to do is eat chili and drink beer!

3. Ronald McDonald House Charities Charlottesville

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The Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville is a great charity that provides low-cost lodging for out-of-town families of children receiving treatment for serious medical conditions at local hospitals.

4. Chili!

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We can’t think of anyone we know who doesn’t like chili. Seriously! Regular admission is just $10 and entitles you to unlimited chili samples throughout the day and the opportunity to vote for your favorite for the “People’s Choice” award.

5. Chili Tasting!

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The only thing better than eating chili, is getting to sample all the best chili in Charlottesville!

6. All Of The Booths And Vendors

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Sample the finest and fieriest chili around CVille as home cooks, local businesses, and so many of your favorite CVille restaurants throw down at Main Street Arena, all in an effort to help raise money and awareness for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville.

7. Beer Tasting!

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In addition to the annual chili cook-off, Red Shoe CVille will be hosting CVille’s 2nd annual Brew Ha Ha! They’re going to pack the house with beers from some awesome local breweries!

8. Three Notch’d Brewing Company

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Imagine a day filled with tasting incredible chili from amazing local cooks and restaurants accompanied by beer from Charlottesville’s best local breweries and beyond, like Three Notch’d Brewing Company!

9. Starr Hill Brewery

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Buy tickets to The Downtown Chili Showdown on April 16 at Main Street Arena!

They’re going to pack the house with beers from all of your local favorites, including Starr Hill Brewery!

10. Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Your taste buds will smile and dance with delight as you test out the best chili and beer that Charlottesville has to offer!

11. Blue Mountain Brewery

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Buy tickets to The Downtown Chili Showdown on April 16 at Main Street Arena!

Everybody knows that chili and beer are best friends, so it’s great to see two of Cville’s favorites served up together.

12. Wild Wolf Brewing Company

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Buy tickets to The Downtown Chili Showdown on April 16 at Main Street Arena!

Get the special Brew Ha Ha pass that entitles you to unlimited samples of all the amazing beers!

13. South Street Brewery

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Purchase your tickets early, so you don’t have to wait in line at the door!

14. Smartmouth Beer

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Buy tickets to The Downtown Chili Showdown on April 16 at Main Street Arena!

This event is a blast, and every single penny raised goes to the help the kids and families of the Ronald McDonald House Charity of Chalottesville!

15. Seven Arrows Brewing Company

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Buy tickets to The Downtown Chili Showdown on April 16 at Main Street Arena!

Trust us when we tell you there are going to be some amazing treats!

Regular admission is just $10. You can purchase individual beer tickets at the event for $5 dollars per beer OR upgrade to the Red Rocker Brew Ha Ha Pass. The special Brew Ha Ha pass will entitle you to unlimited samples of all the amazing beers for just $35. They won’t have that many of these special passes, so we recommend buying them early.

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