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  • Chamber Announces Plans for 2021 Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival October 9th!

    The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce plans for the 2021 Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival! We look forward to hosting businesses and local non-profits back to Madison's Main Street for the 19th Annual Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 11:00AM - 5:00PM, with a headlining music performance from 5:00PM - 6:30PM, which will follow the food portion of the festival. Soup Stew Chili & Brew will abide by all CDC safety regulations, and changes are being made to ensure the health and safety of all participants and visitors. More information will continue to be provided leading up to the event.

    Area businesses wishing to sponsor this year’s festival are able to register at this time on the Soup Stew Chili & Brew's website, www.madisonsoupstew.com or by calling the Chamber office at 812-265-3135. This event has a variety of sponsorship opportunities that could be a great fit for your business or organization!  2021 sponsors have the option to either pay for their sponsorship in full or pay 50% of their selected sponsorship prior to the festival and the remaining 50% upon completion of the event. In the event that Soup Stew Chili & Brew is canceled, sponsors can put their 50% sponsorship down-payment towards Chamber membership dues, or towards next year’s festival.
    Sponsorship Form

    Additionally, the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting food booth applications for the festival! Food booths may enter their soup, stew, chili, and/or brew in the festival’s cooking competition. Food booths are open to both businesses and non-profit organizations. All booths must hold a temporary food vendor operating license or exempt organization food operating license at the time of the event. Forms and additional information for booths and sponsorships are available at the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 301 East Main Street or at www.madisonsoupstew.com.


    2021 marks the 19th year for the family-friendly festival which features a cook-off competition, live music, beer & wine gardens, shopping, and fun activities for both children and adults. 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 nonprofits. It is not only a great festival; it also helps to make our community stronger!

    For any further questions surrounding this year’s Soup Stew Chili & Brew festival, sponsorship, or registration, contact the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce at 812-265-3135 or info@madisonindiana.com.