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Chili on the Comstock

May 18 - May 19

Officially sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

Historic Virginia City hosts more than 30 of the best chili cookers in the West competing for a spot in the International Chili Society (ICS) World Finals later in the year. There’s a kids zone with bounce houses, trampolines and other activities. Taking place along C Street, the historic town’s main drive, the event is free to the public. Chili tasting packages are available for advance purchase or on the day of event.

Also taking place in conjunction with the event is the Fireball Saloon Crawl (Saturday) and Fun with Runs 5K (Sunday).

  • Chill down with the Fireball Saloon Crawl. Purchase an official crawl cup, then sample a variety of themed specialty drinks that only the great saloons of Virginia City pour. The samples are included with your crawl purchase. All crawl participants will receive discounts on full specialty drinks orders.
  • Fun with the Runs registration includes a race T-shirt, nap sack and two Cautious Tasting Kits for the Chili Cook-off.

Click here to purchase tasting packages, or register for the saloon crawl and the fun run in advance of the event.

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