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Chili on the Comstock festival set for May 11-12 in Virginia City


VIRGINIA CITY — The 30th annual Chili on the Comstock returns to historic Virginia City May 11 and 12. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along C Street, the town’s main drive. Enjoy all your favorite flavors and the new Fireball Crawl, live music and family-friendly activities.

Around 40 of the best chili cookers in the West will compete for a spot in the International Chili Society World Finals later this year in Las Vegas. Competitors start from scratch on May 11, and a winner is picked for each day. There also is a people’s choice award, with winners receiving cash and ‘Virginia City-style’ prizes.

In addition, a Family Fun Zone with multiple bounce houses, face painting and music by the Chris Gardner Band and others will be in the Delta Saloon parking lot.

Tickets are on sale, with tasting kits starting at $7, and the inaugural Fireball Crawl at $10, including a free shot of Fireball Whiskey. Purchase tickets here.

For more information on Virginia City and the 30th annual Chili on the Comstock, visit www.visitvirginiacitynv.com or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission at 775 847 7500.

A 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the United States — Virginia City, Nev. Come experience this mining boomtown as it was in the 1800s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historical buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Pass offers the best value with discounted attraction packages. For lodging information, event calendar or the Comstock Adventure Pass, visit online or call 775-847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is at 86 S. C St., Virginia City.

Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.