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Chili & Beer Festival

September 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chili & Beer Festival

Chili and Beer kicks off the fall season in Mt. Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley.
The 19th annual Chili and Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, Sept 9, 2017.
Thank you to all the vendors, brewers and chili connoisseurs who helped make the 18th Chili and Beer Fest such a success!

18th Annual Chili and Beer Fest Winners

Best Professional Chili: Buffalo and Chocolate Stout Chili from Coal Creek Grill
Best Green Chili: Gunni Greens
Best Red Chili: Meat Your Maker from Pita’s in Paradise
Best Vegetarian Chili: Build Me Up Butternut from Mountain Roots
Best Amatuer Chili: Mr. B’s

Best Ale: Wolfe Brewing Co’s Alpha Wolfe American Pale Ale
Best Lager: Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery’s Octoberfest
Best Porter/Stout: Backcountry Brewery’s Breakfast Stout
Best Wheat/Belgian: Vail Brewing’s Life’s a Peach
Best Specialty: Steamworks Brewing Co’s Colorado Kolsh
Best Cider: Big B’s Orchard Original


Held at the base of Crested Butte Mountain, it’s a spectacle not to be missed. With locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music, Chili and Beer is a great tradition. This year, Chili & Beer is just 1 day of a full weekend celebration of chili, beer, bikes & bands! Get all the details for One Good Weekend here! 
Tickets go on Sale— Friday, July 15th at 8am
Online Sales End— Thursday, September 8th at 11:30pm

Want to work hard for your Chili & Beer? Griggs Orthopedics is excited to announce the 1st Annual Park to Peak to Pint Race! Starting in the town of Crested Butte, peaking out at 12.170 feet (the summit of Crested Butte), and finishing off at Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s base area! Click here for more information!


Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce
(970) 349-6438


Base area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort
mt. crested butte, CO 81225 United States + Google Map

In order to streamline our calendar we've moved guided mountain bike trips to a separate page on our sister site MTBHome.com. You can view those trips by guide service here.

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