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28th Annual Wild Game Chili Cook-Off

  • Old City Hall 1001 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219 (map)


Virginia Sportsmen's Foundation
Virginia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
Red Truck Rural Bakery
Sly Clyde Cider
The Virginia Beer Company


February 20, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.
*Winners announced at 7:00 p.m.
Old City Hall lobby on Capitol Square
1001 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

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Please RSVP HERE with the names of attendees. If you have any questions, contact Will Payne via email.


The 28th Annual Wild Game Chili Cook-Off is a FREE, non-partisan event held in Richmond while the legislature is in session. The event has evolved over the years since it began in 1992.

This event is for anyone who roams the grounds of Capitol Square – legislators, staff, state officials, lobbyists, and friends – and features a variety of wild game, tame meat and vegetarian chili recipes from familiar faces around Virginia. It is a fun, no-politics zone that, for many, is the only time of the year they get to try wild game.

Recipes from recent years have included wild boar, bison, venison, kangaroo, bear, moose, dove, goose, pheasant, caribou and elk. All participants are welcome to vote online for their favorite chili, and trophies will be awarded to the top three vote-getters.

The Chili Cook-Off has been featured in the Food Network Magazine, Style Weekly, Richmond Navigator and The Virginian-Pilot.

Click HERE to see pictures from last year’s event.

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