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The Hashbrown Show Down: Spudnik’s Rootin Tootin’ Fair & Chili Cook-Off

All-You-Can-Eat Chili & Tamales | Guest Juror Won Kim | Audience Choice Awards | Wild West Printmaking Games | Honky Tonk & Bluegrass by DJ Lawrence Peters

Spudnik Press is pleased to announce its eighth annual Hashbrown Chili Cook Off — The Hashbrown Showdown: Spudnik’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Fair and Chili Cook Off!

This year, we’re (fund)raisin’ hell with some of the wildest outlaws in Chicago’s art community and we reckon it’ll be more fun than shootin’ cans off a fence. Lord knows this crockpot ain’t big enough for the two of us, but Spudnik Press sure is.

Join us as 18 chefs from local organizations, businesses, and Spudnik’s own members compete for first place. Saddle up for all you can eat gullet-warming chilis in all kinds of meat and veggie varieties, be a part of the toughest guest jury west of the Loop, and try your hand at unlimited print-themed games! Not to mention you can bring your lil’ buckaroos for a discounted price! So scoot your boots on down to Spudnik Press on Saturday, February 24th from 5-9pm. We reckon you’ll have a rootin’ tootin’ time! Just like our chili fundraisers of yesteryear, this time-honored tradition will take place at Spudnik Press, 1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60622.

Featured Chili Chefs:

Returning Chefs
Candor Arts
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Double Trip Press
Fata Morgana Press
Read/Write Library

First Time Competitors
Alberto Aguilar
Barrel Maker Printing
Pilsen Outpost
Spiteful Brewing
Spudnik Fellows 2017

Additional contestants, include Spudnik Member teams, are  forthcoming.


All levels include unlimited chili and games.

 VIP Package: $40 Pre-sale / $45 Door
Open bar, commemorative bandana, golden spoon

General Admission: $20 Pre-sale / $25 Door
One complimentary beverages

Youth: 16 & Under: $8 Pre-sale / $10 Door
Complimentary non-alcohol beverages

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