Add Warmth and Spice to Your January at Findlay Market’s Chili Fest | Food News | Cincinnati

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The adoration of Cincinnati chili will be on display at Chile Fest at Findlay Market.

Click to enlarge Chili offered at Chile Fest at Findlay Market.  - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY FINDLAY MARKET

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Chili offered at Chile Fest at Findlay Market.

On January 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., festival participants will be able to taste various dishes, drinks or sweets inspired by the spices of more than 20 merchants.

You can also have a beer at Cartridge Brewing and enjoy live music at Race Street Station during the day.

Although the atmosphere is free, a sample of Chile Fest requires a ticket. Buy tickets at the Market Center or at Tickets cost $ 10 for five samples or $ 20 for 12.

Here are the vendors and their star dishes:

  • BanaSun Smoothie Bar – Wellness Shot
  • Bouchard Pasta – Chili & Corn Bread
  • Cartridge Brewing Co. – Chili and Cornbread
  • Churchill’s Fine Teas – Some Like It Hot Black Tea
  • Dat’s Ol ‘School Cookin’ – White Bean & Turkey Chili & Traditional Beef Chili
  • Dean’s Mediterranean Imports – Moroccan Chili with Chickpeas
  • Deeper Roots – Holy Moly (Mexican Mocha)
  • Eckerlin Meats – Texas Beer Bacon Chili
  • Em’s Bread – Bread stuffed with bananas and peppers with 5 cheeses
  • Gramma Debbie’s Kitchen – Chicken and Vegan Chili
  • Greek – Beef Chili
  • Herban Vegans – Vegetarian Chili
  • Harmony Plant Fare – Cincy Style Grilled Chili Cheese
  • Jane’s – Hot Honey Bourbon Toddy
  • Makers Bakers Co. – Mango Habanero Cheesecake
  • Mama Lo Hizo – Mexican Chili
  • Mama Made It – Sweet and Salty Popcorn
  • Maverick Chocolate Co. – Fahrenheit Hot Chocolate 513
  • Mighty Good – sample coming soon!
  • OTR Bagel Bar – Flamin Hot Cheeto Bagel with Smoked Garlic and Carolina Reaper Schmear
  • The Arepa Place – Plantain Chips with Salsa Roja
  • The Empanadas Box – Cinci-Chili Empanada
  • The Rhined – Baked Chili Macs
  • Urbana Cafe – Spicy Hot Chocolate

Aprina Johnson kicks off live music in the morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by Everything’s Jake at Jane’s (formerly the beer garden) from noon to 3 p.m.

Findlay Market is located at 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine. For more information, visit

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