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  • 2020 Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival Update

    August 7, 2020 – Madison, IN…The Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival, normally filled with
    delicious food, friendly competition, family activities, and more, joins the other fall festivals
    in Madison including, Ribberfest and Chautauqua, as they cancel due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

    The Soup Stew Chili & Brew committee has been meeting to monitor the COVID-19 conditions in the area, but due to the rise in cases, the committee has decided it is in the community's best interest to cancel the 2020 festival. The decision proved extremely difficult as the festival holds such a special place in the hearts of committee members, Madison locals, and tourists who visit each year. Even with heavy hearts, the committee is excited to plan a safe and exciting experience for October 9th , 2021, as we celebrate our 19th festival.

    At this time, the committee is exploring the idea of a virtual event for the fall of 2020, so attendees can still share the excitement of Soup Stew Chili & Brew from home! If you would like to send feedback and suggestions for a virtual event please do so HERE

    About Soup Stew Chili & Brew
    Soup Stew Chili & Brew is Madison's favorite fall festival! Jeff Garrett, a former Chamber Director started the event in 2002 as a way to bring people to Downtown shops. Since, it has developed into the festival we know today, featuring delicious food, fun activities, live music, shopping, 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. Soup Stew Chili &
    Brew is organized by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce and serves as a fundraiser
    for many area non-profits and businesses, promotes local and regional artists, quality of place, and community cohesiveness.