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Virginia Chili, Blues n' Brews Festival

Join Joel for good music, unlimited chili-tasting, beer, other food options at the Virginia Chili, Blues n' Brews Festival on Saturday September 21st, from 3 PM - 10 PM.  This festival will be held just 30 minutes outside of Charlottesville in Waynesboro, Virginia. 

• Tickets are currently $15 online, and possibly $20 at event.  Individuals may purchase their tickets by visiting

Sometimes there is a vegetarian entry to the chili contest.  However, venders such as Green Leaf Grill will provide vegetarian options.  More information can be found at

• Attendees should bring a folding chair so everyone can sit together.  Joel has invited several Meetup groups attend this festival.  This is a great way to meet other people in the area.

Directions to the event: Attendees should take either I-64 West or Route 250 West towards Waynesboro, drive over Afton Mountain.  The event will be at 1 Lumos Plaza (headquarters of Lumos Networks) located between Wayne Avenue and Arch Avenue in downtown Waynesboro.

***The circular parking/entrance area to the Lumos' headquarters runs parallel to the stores on Main Street.

Access to event: Halfway down Main Street there is a walkway with a fountain and plants on the left side. There will also be a big Chili, Blues n' Brews sign strung across Main Street at the entrance to event. This entrance is directly behind the Green Leaf Grill. Individuals may park on Main Street or on the side streets.

Carpooling from Charlottesville: Since Joel lives in Augusta County, he will be unable to organize a carpool.  Please indicate, when you RSVP, whether or not you would like to carpool.  CYP's Events Director will work with individuals who are interested in carpooling.

Be sure to RSVP and purchase your tickets so Joel knows who to expect.  This will be a great way to spend your Saturday Evening!

Note: Joel will be updating Meetup throughout the event with location information for late arrivals.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am here in a red hat, chair to the right-hand side of the main stage, with Meetup sign on back of chair. :)

    September 21, 2013

  • Greg C.

    Joel if I didn't have to work all weekend I would so be there.

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there the whole event, wearing a red hat. I'll be among a group of chairs with multiple Meetup signs on back of chairs. Once I am there, I will also post my location, so people can find me. Area is fairly small, so it should be easy to find me. There will be several Meetup groups converging together for this event, so prepare to meet some other friendly faces. :)

    September 19, 2013

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