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Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival

Soup Stew Chili & Brew - Southern Indiana's FALL FESTIVAL

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Join us for Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival in
Madison, IN
October 12th 2024!

Celebrate the spirit of fall at Madison's beloved Soup Stew Chili & Brew festival! Sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, this vibrant event is a delightful fusion of delicious cuisines, engaging activities, live music, shopping delights, and inviting beer & wine gardens. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Madison, Indiana's Main Street, it's an event not to be missed.

Crafted by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Soup Stew Chili & Brew isn't just a fantastic festival; it's a pillar supporting our community's strength and vitality. As a fundraiser for numerous area non-profits, it contributes significantly to fortifying our local community.

Join us in Madison, Indiana, for a day filled with delightful servings of soup, stew, chili, and brew! Bring along friends and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere. We guarantee an unforgettable experience awaits!

Madison Indiana Soup Stew Chili and Brew Annual Festival

Registration for Food Booths OPEN NOW!

*Online registration is preferred*

Register Your Booth Online

Click here to register your food or info booth for the 2024 Soup Stew Chili & Brew Fall Festival held on October 12, 2024.

Download Your Booth Application

Click here to download a paper application for your food or info booth to turn in at the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.

Health Department Forms & Info

General Health
Department Booth Information

Learn more about the Food Service Safety Division requirements from the Jefferson County Health Department.

FOR-Profit Booths
Health Department Application

Health Department Application FOR-Profit booths will need to be filled out and submitted to the Jefferson County Health Department.

Health Department Application

Health Department Application for Nonprofit booths will need to be filled out and submitted to the Jefferson County Health Department.

Frequently Asked Question & Rules


Have questions about the Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival? Find answers to the most commonly asked questions here, from event details to ticket information.

Booth Rules

Planning to set up a booth at the festival? Ensure a smooth experience by reviewing our guidelines and requirements for all vendors.

Judging Rule

Curious about how the dishes are judged at the Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival? Learn about the criteria and process our judges use to select the winners.

Fire Prevention

Safety is our top priority. Read through our fire prevention guidelines to help us maintain a safe environment for all festival attendees and participants.

Event Information



NO PETS will be allowed in the festival footprint due to health regulations.

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Supervise Children

Please supervise your children at all times. We have volunteers to help children with the play areas, but it is important that you supervise and stay with your child.

We recommend writing your cell number on your child's wristband in case you are accidentally separated.

Tickets & Pricing

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


  • Tickets are $1 each
  • No cash is used at our booths.
  • Kids have UNLIMITED PLAY ALL DAY at the Kids' Zone area with a wristband. The Kids' Zone areas are marked on the festival map. All inflatables are included. All kids must be supervised by an adult, our volunteers are not responsible for keeping your child at the Kids' Zone designated areas.
  • Kids' Zone wristbands are $10 each.
  • How many tickets should I buy? ​We suggest starting with 20 tickets per adult. You can always head back to a ticket booth for more!
  • Can I use a credit/debit card?​ Yes! We plan to have credit card processing lines at two of our three ticket booths this year. 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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SSCB features three music stages spread along Main Street featuring great live local musicians and performers. Come and enjoy the amazing talent brought by to you by SuperATV from 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.


In addition to food booths, we have several businesses and organizations that have activities for attendees. Most non-food booths will have a game, activity, or drawing - with the majority of them being FREE!

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