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Chili and Beer officially kicks off the fall season in Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley. Join us for the 24th annual Chili and Beer Festival Saturday, September 10th, 2022. With locally made chili, tasty craft beer, and live music, Chili and Beer is a great tradition.


The 24th Annual Mt. Crested Butte Chili & Beer Festival is a celebration of locally made Chili and Colorado brewed beer that draws both locals and visitors to the base area for a music, chili, and beer filled afternoon. The event is planned for September 10, 2022 and will be located at the Base Area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Locals are welcome to enter chili into the competition along with participating restaurants. We ask brewers from all over Colorado to join us. Participants will be asked to vote on their favorite Beer and Chili. We expect this event to sell out this year as it has in years past. We will have up to 12 categories, each receiving a cash prize based on participant votes.

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General Terms

Bring valid, state-issued form of identification showing proof of age/date of birth. All IDs will be checked at the gate. NO Exceptions!

This regulation cannot be bent in any way shape or form, so we appreciate your understanding and compliance.

Please note: Chili & Beer is NOT a dog-friendly event. Dogs on leashes are welcome in Mt. Crested Butte and the Crested Butte Mountain Resort base area, but will not be permitted inside the Chili & Beer Festival venue.

While Crested Butte is a very dog-friendly community, the density of people inside the Chili & Beer Festival venue makes allowing dogs very challenging to manage.

Refund Policy

All ticket sales are final, unless event is canceled.'s fee is nonrefundable.

Age Restriction

Ages 21 and over, please.

While this event is designed for Adults 21+ we try to accommodate families. 

  • Kids 12 & Under FREE
  • Ages 13 - 20 may purchase a 'Chili Only' admission at the gate for $15