Chili-Palooza is coming to the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, October 15th. This is a daylong concert event with family fun and continuous live music on 2 stages! There will be 8 bands performing country, blues, or classic rock on the Local Upstate Chrysler Jeep Main Stage. Sample chili and choose your favorite in the Best Chili Contest. Gates will open at 10am and music will start on both stages at 12pm. Bring your blankets or chairs if you want a seat to enjoy the music. If not, you’re more than welcome to stand, cheer, and dance to the music!

Wondering what will be there for the kids? A pumpkin patch provided by Tripples Countryside Produce and Hinman Farms will be there. Kids will be allowed to pick out a pumpkin and paint their pumpkins if they want to. There will be several Hawkins Amusement Rides, along with games from Lloyd's Concessions. Kids can even watch martial arts demonstrations from Bailey’s Karate.

The Best Chili Contest will begin at 12pm and lasts until 6pm. Chili samples will cost $1 each. The proceeds from the samples go to the participating local fire departments. Once you fill up on all the chili you can vote for the best chili. In order to vote, put the ballot that you received at the front gate in the ballot box at the fire department booth of your choice. The winner will be announced at 7pm on the Local Upstate Chrysler Jeep Main Stage.

Wondering what you can bring to Chili-Palooza? You can bring blankets & fold-up chairs. You can’t bring coolers, outside food or beverages. You must be 21 years old or over in order to purchase alcohol from the beer tent. Please remember this is a daylong family fun music festival and everyone will be there to have a good time!

We can’t wait to see you there!