Drop In Brewery, 14th Star Brewery, and Farrell Distributing  are happy to help partner on this great event!


The Better Middlebury Partnership is thrilled to announce its Annual Vermont Chili Festival! Named one of the Top 10 Winter Events for the past four years by The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, this event includes activities for all ages and award-winning chili, located all on the streets of historic downtown Middlebury! The downtown will be overflowing with chili from restaurants and caterers from around the state.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door for adults and children under 8 are FREE. Information about where to purchase tickets to follow!

Tickets will also be available for purchase online with a nominal service fee. Tickets can be purchased online at:

Due to safety, sanitary and space concerns please leave all leashed pets at home.

GO GREEN! Bring your own spoon and save the environment!

We have some great entertainment lined up for the day of the event!

Cash prizes for winners!!!!!!
1st place -$1,000
2nd place- $750
3rd place- $500
Each category winner gets $100

So come sample your way through the closed off streets of historic Downtown Middlebury amid music and other entertainment and don’t forget to stop in Two Brothers Tavern and 51 Main for a cold pint! Also stop in to Drop in Brewery and check out what’s on tap!