Chili on the Comstock
Thrill of the heat beckons the Wild West’s most talented chili cooks to Virginia City each May to compete in the annual Chili On the Comstock. Part of the Virginia City events scene for many years, savor the flavors at this beloved foodie event. Intensely hot or gently mellow, red or green, and everything in between, this cook-off has got ’em all in one place. Enjoy chili and other snacks, family-friendly activities, Fun with the Runs 5K and Craft Beer Tour, too.
Chili lovers rejoice at the endless varieties to sample along Historic C Street, all cooked up by top chili cooks competing for a spot in the International Chili Society World Finals, along with the bragging rights of best chili and people’s choice. Tantalize your tastebuds with dozens of chili flavors and textures. Then wash it all down with plenty of cold, refreshing craft brews from the Craft Beer Tour.
Poured at stops in town and at the Chili on the Comstock Craft Beer Lounge, the Craft Beer Tour lets you sample a number of local beers, including Palace Ale, Virginia City Brewery and Taphouse, Bucket of Blood Amber Ale and the Union Brewery. Additional tastes are offered from northern Nevada favorites such as 10 Torr, Lead Dogg, Revision and a variety of award-winning craft breweries provided by New West Distributing. Ticket admission of $25 includes 14 samples plus choice of one full beer inside the Craft Beer Lounge along with a map and description of each beer. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on the Chili on the Comstock & Craft Beer Tour and planning your trip to historic Virginia City, get in touch with Visit Virginia City at (775) 847-7500.