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The Second Annual Chili Challenge

North Capitol Main Street is excited to announce our second annual Chili Challenge featuring chili entries from nine of our local restaurants!! It will be a good time to be had by all! Warm apple cider, DC Brau, games for the kids and friendly competition for the adults. If you make a mean cornbread enter the cornbread challenge by emailing me at and if you think you can handle the heat come prepared to compete in our hot pepper eating contest. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE:

Moon Bounce + Games + Hot Pepper Eating Contest + DJ + Hotdogs + Chili + Cornbread + Beer + Wine

Vote for your favorite chili’s by some of our awesome local businesses:

Boundary Stone DC
DCity Smokehouse
Cultivate the City
El Camino DC
Old Engine 12
The Pub & The People
Uncle Chip’s Cookies
Jam Doung Style Cuisine
Big Bear Cafe

$15 in advance, $20 on the day of! Kids enter FREE with an adult.


Admission fee includes 10 tickets that you may redeem for chili tastings, beer, wine, warm cider, hot dogs, nachos, and cornbread. Additional tickets available for purchase on-site.

1 ticket per chili sample

2 tickets per food item

2 tickets per non-alcoholic beverage

3 tickets per Beer/ Wine/ Spiked Cider

All proceeds go to North Capitol Main Street a 501(c)(3).

Interested in being a VOLUNTEER for this event? Receive free entry to try chili and help everyone have a great tie… Volunteer sign up HERE