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2019 Downtown Chili Challenge


This local chili challenge is a Steamboat Springs tradition. Restaurants and citizens alike have been battling for the distinction of having the best chili in town for decades!  Our panel of expert judges will conduct blind tastings to determine the best of each category, but the real competition is for our People’s Choice Award. Attendees can purchase a tasting kit for $10 and cast their vote for their favorite.

If tasting the best chili in town is not enough for you, dance to music by local musicians Rural Wreckage and the Steve Boynton Trio  at the 2019 Downtown Chili Challenge. Play some yard games, enjoy an adult beverage or try your hand at roping. You can also cheer on our local boy Scout troop as they encourage their calf to poop in just the right spot at the annual Muffin Plop. All proceeds from the Plop benefit the Boy Scouts.

The price for a testing kit and the ability to vote for your favorite is $10. All proceeds from this event go to help fund our holiday programs like The Downtown Halloween Stroll, Light Up The Night, Santa’s House and the Twinkle lights on Lincoln. This is a great opportunity to eat some great chili and support some awesome local events.

If you would like to participate, click here for a Printable Chili Challenge Entry Form 2019

To Volunteer for this event click here or for more information email


Feet Meet Wallet

Peddle your way to some instant cash and get in some cardio too!

Pedal your way into some extra cash and get in some cardio!

Looking for a fun Summer Side Hustle? Why not be a Pedi-cab driver in beautiful Downtown Steamboat Spings? Drivers are needed for Rodeo and Free summer Concert Series nights as well as Saturdays for the Farmers Market. Drivers work for tips, so a little charm can go a long way! These bike cabs are 21 speeds with no motor assist, the perfect way to stay in shape for ski season.

Drivers must be at least 16 with a parents written consent. All Drivers will sign a liability release.

If you are interested, call 970-367-7060 or email