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  • Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival

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    Name: Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival
    Date: October 12, 2019
    Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:
    Soup Stew Chili & Brew is Madison's favorite fall festival! The event features delicious food, fun activities, live music, shopping, carnival rides, 🎡 and beer & wine gardens.

    Nestled in the heart of one of America's Best Communities, the Soup Stew Chili & Brew festival takes place right on Madison Indiana's Main Street.

    The Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival was developed by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce to be an affordable festival for the citizens of Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. The festival was also created to bring attention to Madison's Main Street and downtown merchants. It began as a fundraiser for local non-profits, but has grown to incorporate and support many local businesses as well.

    Soup Stew Chili & Brew is a family-friendly fall food festival. For that reason, we ask that you kindly:
    -Please leave pets at home. NO PETS will be allowed in the festival footprint. We realize they are like family to you, and we are sorry for any inconvenience.
    -Please SUPERVISE YOUR CHILDREN at all times. We have volunteers to help children with the play areas, but it is important that you supervise the process and stay with your child. We recommend writing your cell number on your child's wristband in case you are accidentally separated.

    In service to the festival's original purpose, we do our best to keep prices low!

    Tickets are $1 each and can be redeemed for all sorts of things throughout the festival:
    -Soups, stews, and chilis are sold at each booth for the same price: 2 tickets (4 ounces), 3 tickets (6 ounces), and 4 tickets (8 ounces).
    -Other products are sold for tickets as well: drinks, desserts, ferris wheel rides, and more (no cash is used at our booths).

    -Kids have UNLIMITED PLAY ALL DAY at the Grote Kids' Zone areas with a $10 wristband. The Grote Kids' Zone areas are marked on the festival map and will include four large inflatables, face painting, and more!

    ​We suggest starting with 20 tickets per adult (wristband and 5 tickets for children). You can always head back to a ticket booth for more!

    Can I use a credit/debit card?​ The Comfort Station ticket booth will be equipped to handle credit/debit card purchases. There are also two ATM machines within walking distance of the festival: First Financial Bank's ATM is at the corner of Jefferson and Third Streets; German American's ATM is at the corner of Main and Walnut Streets.
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    Soup, Stew, Chili, & Brew Festival is made possible by our wonderful sponsors, supporters, and volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at 812-265-3135.
    Event Media:
    Event Sponsors:
    • 5 to the 5 Vintage Hydros
    • Indiana Tech
    • Jefferson County Board of Tourism
    • Women's Democratic Group

    Premier Sponsor

    Entertainment Sponsor

    Platinum Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor

    • Madison Land Title

    Beverage Sponsor

    • North Vernon Beverage Company

    Kid's Zone

    Main Street, Madison
    between Jefferson and Broadway
    Date/Time Information:
    October 12, 2019
    The festival is free and open to the public!
    Tickets are $1/each and are used for all purchases within the festival.
    Contact us for booth information.

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