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Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew

Celebrate the spirit of fall at Madison's beloved Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew festival! 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!

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

Registration for Food Booths open June 15th 2024

Follow this link to register your food booth for the 2024 Fall Festival held on October 12th 2024

Here is a paper application for the food booth form (if you choose not to do online registration).  *Online registration is preferred*

Health Department Forms & Info:

General Information:

Event Information

  • 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 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.


Music - We have three small stages spread along Main Street to create a more intimate feel with great live, local musicians playing acoustic sets. The acoustic musicians will play between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Activities - 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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