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36th Annual Chili on the Comstock

The 36th annual Chili on the Comstock brings together the best chili cooks in the west for powerful cook-off combined with an all-new Craft Beer Tour featuring pours from local saloons and award-winning craft breweries, including many local favorites.

Chili cookers are competing to win your vote for the best chili and people’s choice awards. Rejoice at the endless varieties to sample along C Street, all cooked up by top chili cooks competing for a spot in the International Chili Society World Finals.

Join in on the all new Craft Beer Tour and enjoy plenty of cold, refreshing brews. Poured at stops in town and at the Chili on the Comstock Craft Beer Lounge, sample local beer including Palace Ale, Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse, Bucket of Blood Amber Ale and the new Union Brewery, opening this spring. Additional tastes are offered from northern Nevada favorites such as 10 Torr, Lead Dogg, Revision and a variety of award-winning craft breweries provided by New West Distributing. The $25 cost includes 14 samples plus choice of one full beer inside the Craft Beer Lounge along with a map and description of each beer. The tour runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Earlier Event: May 11
Reno River Festival
Later Event: June 1
Tracy Farmers Market