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Posted on: May 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Chili Challenge Spices Up Event With New Spring Date

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-May 27, 2022-The 17th Annual Main Street Steamboat Springs Downtown Chili Challenge is spicing things up with a new spring date, Sunday, May 29, 2022, but the same traditional ingredients will tantalize the tastebuds of chili connoisseurs. 

During the one-day event, Yampa Street between 6th to 7th Streets will be closed as well as 7th Street from Lincoln Avenue to Yampa St from approximately 9am to 5pm.

The Chili Challenge opens to the public at 11am with results announced later that afternoon. Live music will play throughout the event which runs until 3pm. 

The Chili Challenge sees the finest chefs, from restaurants to individuals, cook up their finest chili to see who takes home awards for the top red chili, green chili, salsa, and corn bread. 

Tasting kits can be purchased which provide serving cups, spoons, and the valuable tickets to vote for People’s Choice Award. Proceeds from the Challenge support the programs of Main Street Steamboat Springs. 

Main Street Steamboat Springs was named a Colorado Main Street Community in 2006, following a rigorous application and evaluation process with the state coordinating program, Colorado Community Revitalization Association, Inc. In each of the years since its acceptance to the program, Main Street Steamboat Springs has qualified for national recognition as an Accredited Main Street community and is recognized by the state as a Graduate Community, setting an example for other Main Street Districts. 

For additional information on the Chili Challenge or Main Street and its programs, visit If there is inclement weather on Sunday, the outdoor event could be cancelled or postponed. 


Lisa Popovich, Executive Director, Main Street Steamboat Springs, 970.367.7060 or email
Rachel Lundy, Special Events Coordinator, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8225 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, City of Steamboat Springs, 970.871.8220 or email

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