The Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival was developed by the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce to be an affordable festival for the citizens of Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. The festival was also created to bring attention the Madison's Main Street and downtown merchants. It began as a fundraiser for local non-profits, but has grown to incorporate and support many local businesses as well.
Soup Stew Chili & Brew is a family-friendly food festival. For that reason, we ask that you kindly:
Music - We have three small stages this year to create a more intimate feel with great live, local musicians playing acoustic sets. Check out our Music Line-up! Check out the Festival Map for stage locations!
Activities - In addition to food booths, we have several businesses and organizations that have activities for attendees. Every non-food booth will have a game, and most of them are FREE! In addition, the Soup Stew Chili & Brew Committee has arranged for some other fun!
In service to the festival's original purpose, we do our best to keep prices low!