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Omaha Fire Fest Featuring Midwest & Nebr Championship Chili Cook

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OMAHA FIRE FEST
August 23-24, 2019
FEATURING THE MIDWEST & NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI COOK-OFF

The all new Omaha Fire Fest Featuring the Midwest & Nebraska Championship Chili Cook-Off is coming to Omaha! The event is scheduled for August 23-24, 2019 at the Miller’s Landing on the Riverfront!

The Festival will feature delicious award-winning chili, BBQ and many other foods, hot area bands, and amazing fire demonstrations throughout the Festival. There will also be a Marketplace Village with one-of-a-kind Arts & Crafts and unique items --- as well as Fun for the Kids in the Kids Zone with Pony Rides, face painting, inflatable bounce and obstacle courses.
The Festival will be your chance to enjoy some of the area’s hottest and best bands performing throughout the Festival.
The Midwest & Nebraska Championship Chili Cook-Off will be taking place each day. The event is sanctioned by the ICS – International Chili Society. The winners will receive cash prizes and also quality for the World Championship Cook-Off later in the year in Des Moines Iowa. The contestants will come from all over the Midwest! Admission will include the opportunity to sample unlimited chili samples from the contestants while supplies last. The contestants will be competing in 3 categories – Homestyle Chili (with beans), Chili Verde (with green chili peppers), and Traditional Red Chili (with red chili peppers). The Festival will also have BBQ and other food options and vendors. There will be the Beer Garden which will also showcase many craft beers. In addition, the Wine Garden will be there so you can relax and enjoy the evening!
The 2019 Omaha Fire Fest is pleased to announce there will also be a VIP Food and Wine Experience. This is an opportunity to taste a vast selection of wines paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres and food pairings. It will take place at 6 PM & 8 PM each evening prepared by great chefs from Omaha Area Restaurants. Bob Mancuso, Jr, Festival Director, indicated “Whether you are fan of Chili or not – there will be special menu’s paired with wine to taste at the VIP Food and Wine Experience.
The Omaha Fire Fest is exciting! The “FIRE” will attract a lot of attention and is unique to this celebration! There will be Fire Demonstrations, Fire Performers and Dancing, Fire Art, and Water Fire Features.

The Festival Entrance Package offers (10) tickets for food or drinks for just $15.00 per person - if tickets are purchased in advance. The Entrance Package will also be available the day of the Festival for $20 at the Festival Entrance.
The Omaha Fire Fest Featuring the Midwest & Nebraska Championship Chili Cook-Off is open 4 PM until 11 PM on Friday, August 23rd and 3 PM until 11 PM on Saturday, August 24th at Miller’s landing on the Riverfront. The Festival is sponsored in part by Zaiss Company, Viamedia, iHeart Media, as well as many other companies that have stepped up to help make this a Great Event!

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