The 5th Annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge, Blues, & Beer Festival Chili at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda

January 30, 2016 all-day
Laishley Park
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

The 5th Annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge, Blues, & Beer Festival Chili at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda

Chili Festival Blues Punta Gorda

The aroma of award winning chili will return to Laishley Park in Punta Gorda on January 30th, 2016. That’s when the 5th Annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge, Blues, and Beer Festival is coming to town. 

Chili will be the focus of the day and it will be judged in two ways.

A panel of judges will taste test samples from each of the teams and the selected winner will receive $500, there will also be a $500 Award for the People’s Choice of best Chili.

People’s Choice Coupons will be collected at 4pm with the winner announced at the Award Ceremony at 5pm on the main stage.

 In addition to the Chili cooking, there will be a full slate of activities during the festival.

Merchandise vendors will be on hand as well as other food vendors when you’re ready to take a break from the chili.

Live music will be performed all day on the Main Stage and there will be a Kid’s Fun Zone to keep the young ones occupied.

 What goes better with Chili than an ice cold beer? At the festival, thirsty attendees will have an opportunity to sample different beers from small breweries not always readily available in our area.


The Beer Tasting Tent will feature 15 different craft beers from Micro-Breweries around the country to satisfy your thirst.

Specialty beers will be available by samples or by the bottle.

 So mark your calendars for January 30th, 2016.

The 5th Annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge and Beer Festival in Laishley Park is sure to be an event you will want to participate in as either a competing team, food or merchandise vendor, or in our Kid’s Fun Zone.

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$3 – Kids under 12 free admission. Tickets are required for Chili, beer, other food and the kids area. Ticket value: $1 each.


12 noon – Chili Sampling and Craft Beer Tent Open!

12:30pm – Live on stage – Deb & the Dynamics

3:00pm – Live on stage – Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

4:00pm – People’s Choice voting ends

5:00pm – Awards Ceremony on Main stage


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