Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival – and a Giveaway!


Who doesn’t love beer and chili? But eating a variety of delicious chili, while sipping local beer to the tunes of area musicians, is even better when you’re doing it in the name of charity. The 1st Annual Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival kicks off on Saturday, March 3, towards the end of Sacramento’s third annual Beer Week, rain or shine at Southside Park.

The proceeds from the fun event will benefit art programs for Sacramento at-risk children, and local kids who are part of homeless families. Donations will also be accepted and used to help support Sacramento regional schools’ Adopt-a-School Art Program.

The tasty day will include a chili cook-off with three categories: individual, corporate and industry. There will be a wide variety of meat and vegetarian options to experience. Regional and local beer vendors include: Sutter Buttes, River City, Track 7, 21st Amendment and Lost Coast.

If you’ve got a scrumptious chili recipe that you think will knock out the competition and have patron’s mouths watering, then try entering the cook-off competition! An entry form can easily be filled out online or mailed to the Sacramento Arts Council. Click here to visit the event website and get all of the details.

Tickets are a steal, at only $15 for chili tasting and $35 to sample both chili and beer. Tickets can be purchased online or at Little Relics or Dad’s Kitchen. There will also be tickets available for purchase the day of the event for only $5 more.

Luckily, for our SacFoodies followers, we are giving away a pair of tickets for the event! It’s easy, just leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page telling us what brewery you are most looking forward to trying and we will pick one lucky winner! You’ve got until March 1 (one week), to give us your answer and we will notify the lucky winner that day!

Pair of Tickets is for Beer & Chili tasting, must be 21 to win.

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18 Comments so far ↓

  • Tom Andersen | Feb 23, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I love chili n BEER!!!

  • Marla | Feb 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

    We’ll be there! I have been wanting to try some Black Dragon!

  • becca | Feb 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    ooh, i’d love to win! i’m looking forward to trying river city’s beers, and lockdown brewery’s beers, if they make it there as well!

  • genesis wester | Feb 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing Lost Coast

  • stacey | Feb 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I’d love to try all those different kinds. Please pick me!

  • Danielle Love | Feb 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I frequent Dad’s for breakfast so am excited about this event! I am always looking for knew places to go out to as we dine out several times a week so I am looking forward to seeing what each vender has to offer!
    Please pick me for the tix give away!

  • Troy | Feb 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Knee Deep Brewing

  • Donna | Feb 24, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Looking forward to trying Track 7!

  • Susan Raines | Feb 24, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Choosing one brewery is a hard call but I’ll go with Lost Coast along with a plentitude of chili!!!

  • Cynthia Williams | Feb 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Looking forward to trying Lost Coast and Track 7!

  • Naida | Feb 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    New Helvetia

  • Rick | Feb 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Really looking forward to trying Track 7 and this will be my first food festival EVER. Sooooo excited!!!

  • Shano + Dano! | Feb 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    We are looking forward to trying New Helvetia Brewing Company and enjoying the chili tasting! Thank you for considering us!! 🙂

  • Toby | Feb 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Lost Coast Brewery and chili?? A dream come true!

  • Janie | Feb 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Lost Cost Brewery-love the Tangerine Beer.

  • Janie | Feb 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Lost Cost-Tangerine Beer goes great with Chili!

  • Kevin | Feb 29, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try out some 21st Amendment beers. Hell or High Watermelon sounds interesting!

  • Veronica | Feb 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Lost Coast Brewery! I love them! and I love chili of course!!