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16th Annual WMSE Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser

Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser is a chili competition that pits over 50 Milwaukee restaurants, cafes and caterers against one another to determine the city’s best chili as voted on by event attendees. Awards are given to winners in five different categories: best meat, best vegetarian, most unique chili, best heat, and best vendor display/presentation.

Once again there will be chili pepper races in the mold of Miller Park sausage races, AWE’s children’s area and music.

Advance tickets are $12 and include 4 chili samples. Additional Chili sampling tickets can be purchased at the event for $1 each. Bring two or more non-perishable food items and donated them to the Hunger Task Force and you’ll receive two additional sample tickets.

Right now take advantage of our buy 4 get 5 tickets deal RIGHT HERE!.

Check out the video from last year’s Rockabilly Chili to see all the fun that was had!

CHILI PEPPER RACES
The races will take place on the second level field house track at Noon and 2pm, with the final heat closing out the event at 4pm.

CHILDREN’S AREA
Since 2013 Artists Working in Education (AWE) has provided children’s arts and crafts, where their warm family-friendly artists, staff and volunteers will be heating things up with art-making activities for rockabilly boys and girls of all ages.

ADDITIONAL TICKET AND PARKING INFO
Tickets are also available at the WMSE studios at 820 N. Milwaukee Street M-F, 9am-6pm. Children 10 and under enter free.

Paid parking is available across the street from Kern Center in the 780-car parking complex below Viets Field.

VENDORS
The full list of competitors will be announced Monday, January 26.

SPONSORS
Rockabilly Chili’s presenting sponsors are Milwaukee Brewing Co., von Briesen and Roper

Supporting Sponsors – Castella, OnMilwaukee.com, Sassy Cow, Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee Fire Department, Shepherd Express, Whole Foods Market, Clark Graphics and A.W.E.

Confirmed Restaurants – 

Maxie’s Southern Comfort

Puddler’s Hall

Vanguard

Kettle Range Meat Company

Blue’s Egg

Beans and Barley

Story Hill BKC

The Soup House

Riverwest Co-op Cafe

Transfer Pizzeria Cafe

The Farmer’s Wife

The Old German Beer Hall

Hi Hat & The Garage

Good Harvest Market

Cream City Catering

Cafe Corazon

Stubby’s Gastrogrub & Beer Bar

Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub

“Mitchy” Taco

Nessun Dorma

Juniper61

Comet Cafe

Hector’s A Mexican Restaurant

The Bay

Outpost Natural Foods

Balzac Wine Bar

Zoup!

McBobs Pub and Grill

The Riverwest Filling Station

Colectivo Coffee

Cafe Centraal

Dandan Restaurant

Pizza Man

Milwaukee Ale House

Hooligan’s Super Bar

Company Brewing

Hue Vietnamese Restaurant

Camino

Fuel Cafe 5th Street

Brewed Cafe

Lakefront Brewery

MOTOR Bar & Restaurant

Aviands MSOE

Nightmare’s

Rumpus Room

Fuel Cafe Center Street

SafeHouse