Chili Bourbon Festival

3rd Annual Chili Bourbon & Beer Festival

Get fired up with great food and music at the Chili Bourbon & Beer Festival

29 February


Saturday, February 29

Doors @ 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM


Dr AJ Chandler Park Chili Bourbon Festival

178 E Commonwealth Ave - Chandler, AZ


General Admission

General admission includes entry into the festival, chili samples, access to all entertainment, zones, vendors, interactive experience and activities. Food and beverages are not included with admission

Group Admission

Group admission includes entry into the festival, chili samples, access to all entertainment, zones, vendors, interactive experience and activities. Food and beverages are not included with admission

Sampler Passport

Includes: six, half (.5) oz bourbon samples*, soft drinks and water.

Veteran Admission
  • $10 day of event

Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Greater Cause Foundation

The Music

Western Fusion

12:00 pm > 1:45 pm

Western Fusion was formed in the late 90’s by band leader Brian Childress. Brian’s goals were to have a band that sounded like radio and be composed of some of the best musicians Arizona has to offer. Western Fusion has been on the local scene for almost 20 years and has enjoyed playing various venues throughout the state. The band has opened for National Acts such as: Blake Shelton and Mark Wills at Graham Central Station (formerly Rockin’ Rodeo).

Jim Bachman & the Day Drinkers

02:00 pm > 04:00 pm

With a mellow, easy voice and wise songwriting that hints of a life of honest living, Jim Bachmann has been entertaining the Phoenix scene over the past decade. Bachmann's music blends Americana, Roots, Blues and Country into a sound that stays true to tradition while serving up his own blend of Sonoran Desert soaked good-timin' stonerbilly.

Chad Freeman & Redline

04:30 pm > 05:45 pm

Chad Freeman & Redline was founded on March 13, 2009. It didn't take long before CFR quickly formed their own sound and started performing locally. Local shows quickly grew into regional shows as they became regulars in Las Vegas on the strip and performing for PBR and NFR. Over the years they have been able to hit the stage for NASCAR, Super Bowl, CMA Fest and countless festivals, events and weddings.

The Cole Trains

06:00 pm > 07:15 pm

The Cole Trains are a four piece rock / country band with red dirt roots from Safford, Arizona. Their first full length studio album “Lucky Stars” was recorded with Cody Canada on the legendary neve console at Dave Grohl’s studio 606 in Los Angeles, CA.


07:30 pm > 09:00 pm

Southbound was formed in 2007 with the idea of being one of the most professional and entertaining bands around. Since then they have played concerts/venues all over Arizona and Mexico and have played with national acts such as The Lost Trailers, Hal Ketchum, Ned Ledoux, G. Love, Craig Campbell, and Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.

The Bourbon

Chili Bourbon Festival
American Born

American Born

Bulleit Bourbon

Bulleit Bourbon

Few Spirits Rye

Few Spirits Rye

Four Roses Small Batch

Four Roses Small Batch

Garrison Brothers

Garrison Brothers

Michters US 1

Michters US 1

SanTan Brewing

SanTan Brewing

Smoke Wagon Bourbon

Smoke Wagon Bourbon



Thumb Butte Rye

Thumb Butte Rye

Tin Cup 10yr

Tin Cup 10yr

Widow Jane Bourbon

Widow Jane Bourbon

Woodford Reserve Rye

Woodford Reserve Rye

The Chili

Chili Bourbon Festival

Local home cooks and chefs will compete in a Chili Cook-Off. Festival guests will receive a tasting card to sample chili from the competitors and vote for their favorite. Local restaurants will offer a variety of spicy, traditional and regional chili bowls and sides.



Chili Bourbon Festival
  • Adult Inflatables & Games
  • Coors Bus Experience
  • Photo Booth
  • Eating Competitions
Chili Bourbon Festival Flair Performances
  • Flame Throwing
Chili Bourbon Festival Lawn Games
  • Cornhole
  • Jenga
  • Connect Four
  • Beer Pong
  • Kong Pong
  • Ladder Golf
  • Ring Toss
  • Twister

Eating Competitions

Chili Bourbon Festival
  • 04:15 pm
    Cornbread eating contest
  • 04:45 pm
    Chili Dog eating contest
  • 05:00 pm
    Frito Pie Challenge


Will there be ATM machines?

Yes, there will be ATM machines located at both entrances and throughout the event.

What can I bring into the event?
  • Small, lightweight backpack (drawstring bag or purse)
  • One (1) sealed bottle of water
  • Sunscreen (lotion only, no aerosol spray)
  • Camera (professional equipment allowed, but not encouraged)
  • Small child snacks and medical needs
What items are prohibited?
  • NO glass bottles or cans (1 sealed plastic water bottle is permitted)
  • NO skateboards, scooters, cycles of any kind or hover boards
  • NO animals (except service animals)
  • NO GoPro / mobile video poles, sticks, or selfie sticks
  • NO umbrellas, shade structures and tents
  • NO chains or spiked clothing (ie. wallet chain, vest with sharp spikes)
  • NO weapons of any kind (knives, guns, mace/pepper spray, tasers, etc)
  • NO Harmful Chemicals
  • NO laser pointers or artificial noise makers
  • NO fireworks or explosives
  • NO aerosol cans (including can / spray sunscreen)
  • NO alcohol or illegal substances
  • NO Outside food & Beverage, with the exception of one (1) sealed bottle of water
  • NO small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka Drones)
  • NO Lawn Chairs
  • Any items deemed harmful by Event Team
Where should I park?

There are street parking spots and lots located throughout the downtown Chandler area including a lot in front of the City building and a dirt lot at the north end of the Dr. AJ Chandler Park. Visit the DCCP online for a parking map.

Can I take public transportation to the event?

Yes, the Valley Metro system provides public transportation throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. Visit for routes, pricing and tips to plan your trip.

Are there any hotels located within walking distance of the event?

Yes, the Historic Downtown Chandler area is home to many great hotels located within 2 miles of the event.

  • 0-2 miles away
    Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort
    1 N San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225
  • Best Western Inn of Chandler
    950 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
  • Redwood Motel
    470 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
Do I have to show my I.D. to purchase beer or liquor?

Picture I.D. is required to purchase or consume alcohol. Your I.D. will be checked at the drink ticket locations and could be checked randomly as asked throughout the event. Guests 21 years of age and older will be issued a wristband allowing alcohol purchase.

Do the food vendors accept debit or credit cards?

Credit Cards will be accepted at the box office and drink ticket booths. Not all food vendors accept debit or credit cards so please bring cash with you. ATM’s are available within the festival site for your convenience.

What methods of payment can I use to purchase my admission ticket?

You can purchase your admission ticket in advance via the website using a credit/debit card. On the day of the festival, cash is the only accepted form of payment.

Is there an admission cost for children?

Children 12-years-old and under are admitted into the event for free with a paying adult.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final, there are no refunds.

What is your inclement weather policy?

This is a rain or shine event.

Can I bring my pet?

Service dogs only please.

Will there be emergency assistance available onsite?

The Chandler Police Department will be on hand to ensure your safety. Call 911 for any medical emergencies during the event.

How can I become an event sponsor?

For information on how to become an official sponsor, contact Landon Evans

How can I become an event vendor?

For information on how to become an event vendor, contact Landon Evans

What is the Code of Conduct?

We are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and memorable experience for all event guests. In order to do so, a strict code of conduct has been created and all event participants and patrons are expected follow these rules.

Guests will show respect for the event location, grounds, coordinators, vendors, sponsors and participants by leaving the following items at home:

  • Firearms, knives or other weapons.
  • Coolers and outside food or beverage.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, skates.

The following actions will result in immediate ejection of festival grounds:

  • Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten or bring discomfort to anyone.
  • Possession or use of illegal drugs or excessive and irresponsible use of alcohol. Damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property.
  • Taunting, abusive or disruptive language and obscene gestures.

An individual participating in any of these behaviors will be removed from the event and passes will be revoked. In certain situations, the offender may be arrested.



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