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Sun, Oct 09



Kate's Bait Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival

We are excited to bring back the Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival at Kate's Bait. Join us for all the fun October 9th

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Kate's Bait Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival
Kate's Bait Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2022, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Dodgeville, 3916 WI-23, Dodgeville, WI 53533, USA

About the event

Chili Cook-Off 11:30AM

Participants:  Dust off your best recipe and whip up an award winning batch of Chili.  To enter bring a crock pot of Chili with a $10 entry fee.  Chili should be warm before arrival and in place no later than 11:30am at Kate’s Bait. Participants will bring their own serving utensil.  Kate’s Bait will provide testing cups, spoons, napkins and electricity plug in for crock pot.  Chili’s will be placed anonymously on the judging table.  

Two awards will given out– the Chili Master Award will be determined by a panel of 3-4 judges selected by Kate’s Bait.  In the past judging panel has been made up of Law Enforcement, Area Business Owners, School District Personal and Past Chili Master Winners.  Panel will be announced closer to the competition.  The Master Panel will begin judging at 11:30AM.  When Master judging is complete, we will move on to the People’s Choice Award. 

The People’s Choice Award will be determined by the general public at the event.  Anyone is welcome to be a People’s Choice Judge.  A judges card will be $2.00 and judging will begin as soon as the Master Panel has completed. 

Prizes:  Cash Prize and Trophy will be given out for both the Chili Master and Peoples Choice Award. 

Chili Participants and Judges are needed.  To reserve your spot to enter a Chili, please email Katie at

Pie Eating Contest 1:00PM

A trophy is on the Line for the Next Pie Eating Champ.  Want to enter?? Contact Katie, by October 7th. All Ages are welcome to participate.  

Pumpkin Judging Contest– Judging Ends at 1:30PM

Carved pumpkins will be brought to Kate’s Bait for judging during the event, October 9th from 11:30-1:30. All ages welcome. Winners will be announced at 1:30. Get creative!!   Trophy prizes

Ice Cream Social 11:30AM-2:00PM 

As we wrap up another season of the Kate’s Bait Ice Cream Parlor, we would like to invite you our for our last day of the season to enjoy some delicious Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. 


Bob Reamon– The Brother Sponsored by Gollon Real Estate of Dodgeville 

VENDORS 11:30AM-2:00PM

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