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  • 2021 MACC Soup Stew Chili & Brew Results

    Madison, IN: The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce wrapped up the 19th Annual Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival on Saturday, October 9 with another great year! With beautiful weather, Saturday’s festival brought thousands to Main Street. Attendees enjoyed food tasting at over 30 food booths, beer gardens, live music, an Adult Fun Zone, and activities for both kids and the entire family!
    Soup Stew Chili & Brew boasts an annual food competition with five categories. If you haven’t already guessed, four of those categories are Soup, Stew, Chili, & Brew! The festival also gives an award for the Best Decorated Booth. This year’s winners are:
    1st – Autumn Trace - “White Bean Italian Sausage Soup”
    2nd – River Valley Community Church - “Loaded Potato Soup”
    3rd – American Legion Auxiliary - “Taco Soup”

    1st – American Legion Auxiliary - “Fisherman Stew”
    2nd – North Madison Station #5 - “Goulash”
    3rd – Jefferson County Democratic Party - “Hoosier Goulash”
    1st – Troublemakers - “Troublemaker Chili”
    2nd – Madison Community Players - “Spicy Chili”
    3rd – Steinhardt Heating & Air Conditioning (Benefiting Girls Inc.) - “Chili”
    1st – Gallery 115 - “Apple Cider Hot Cinnamon Spice Brew”
    American Legion Auxiliary
    “We are so grateful for everyone who came out to the festival on Saturday. It was a beautiful day for the event, and it was wonderful to see so many people attend! This is truly a community festival and we couldn't do it without the help of our volunteers, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies all working together. It’s a true team effort. We'd like to thank our Premier Sponsor, Ivy Tech Community College along with all of our other sponsors who made the 2021 Soup Stew Chili & Brew possible. We are excited to see everyone next year!” said Executive Director Emilee Roberts.
    The festival was created as an affordable family and community event to highlight the Main Street shopping district. The festival brings thousands of people to downtown Madison each year, and has been great for many businesses along Main Street, but it also serves as a fundraiser for many area non-profits. It is held each year on the second Saturday of October. For more information, please contact the Chamber office at 812-265-3135 or MadisonSoupStew.com