• The Orange County Chamber of Commerce appreciates the support and commitment of our Annual Sponsors.

  • Make plans to attend the Second Annual

    Best of Virginia, in Orange,  

    Chili Cook-Off & Brew Festival

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    at the Orange County Fairgrounds

    14500 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange, Virginia 22960

    Live Music by The Worx

    On stage 2:00 - 6:00 pm

    Enjoy tastings from the following Virginia breweries:

    There will be 10 Breweries for 2017

    Beer Hound
    Blue Mountain
    Bold Rock
    Devil's Backbone
    Pale Fire
    Smart Mouth
    South Street
    Starr Hill

    "The Original" ClubTails



    Tasting ticket includes 10 tastings and a miniature tasting mug (while supplies last).

    Chili Cook-Off Competition from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm or while supplies last. Winners announced around 4:00 pm

    Bring a chair or blanket to sit and enjoy the music. We would appreciate you not bringing pop-up tents. Coolers ok for picnic only.

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    Absolutely no outside alcohol

    No pets allowed. Service dogs only.

  • Taste and vote for the Best Chili Recipe offered by area Professional and Amateur Chefs.

    Tastings available from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm or while supplies last. 

    Think you have the best chili recipe in Virginia? 

    Enter the Chili Cook-Off by downloading the registration form below. 

    Professional Chefs

    Amateur Chefs (includes Fire and Emergency Responders)

    First 20 Amateur teams to sign up will receive a $25.00 Gift Card to Walmart

    New for 2017 Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Amateur Chefs.

    Vendors interested in participating may download the application here.


    We appreciate the support of our Sponsors:

    Virginia Eagle Distributing, Clubtails, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Orange County Tourism, Walmart of Locust Grove, Orange Madison Coop, Contour Construction, Piedmont Power, Grelen Nursery, Hale Family Dentistry, Sky Dive Orange, Virginia Community Bank, SolUnesco, Black Roses Financial, Stand Up Coffee/Orange Roasters, One Main Financial, WJMA & Sam FM and Winget-Hernandez, Attorneys and Counselors at Law.



    Special thanks to Orange County Fair Association for allowing us to host this event on their beautiful fairgrounds.

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  • Admission Details:

    Tasting Ticket -$20 in advance, $25 at gate

    In addition to general admission this ticket allows you 10 craft brew tasting tickets and a mini tasting mug (while supplies last).  Additional tasting tickets are available for $1.00 each or 10 for $8.00.

    Non-Tasters-$10 in advance, $15 at gate

    Gives you entry to event, allows you to sample Chili from area chefs and amateurs, access to great local food and local vendors, purchase domestic beer in the Chamber’s beer garden and attend performance by the Worx.

    This ticket does not include Beer Tasting. (ages 14 and up)

    Youth Ticket -$5 in advance, $8 at gate

     Gives you entry to event, allows you to sample Chili, access to food and craft vendors as well as children’s activity area.(ages 6 – 13)

    Children under 5 years old free 

    VIP Packages are available-Call the Chamber office for more details


  • Live Music by:

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