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Venice Airport Festival Grounds 10th Anniversary Celebration! Free Parking / Free Admisssion!

10th Anniversary Celebration
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Free Parking/Free Admission!

MARCH 29 & 30, 2019

Fri 5pm-9pm | Sat 10am-6pm

Chili Cook-Off

Chili! Chili! Chili!

The Suncoast Chili Cook-Off is a huge part of the Bash and is famous in its own right. Its a qualifier for the prestigous World Food Championship. Plus, braggin' rights! That means it brings some of the best 25 chili cooks from the regional and local areas to compete. Winner is determined by celebrity judges

We Need Your Taste Buds!

Of the many awards given for chili, one is a $1000 purse. Attendees can sample the competitors’ chili for $5 and vote for your favorite! It''s a great way to spend the day, give your taste buds a treat and support the Suncoast Foundation.

Does your Chili have what it takes to compete! If so, Join the Chili Cook-Off Contest!


Join the fun and help raise funds for the Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children!

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We're located in Venice, FL at the Venice Municiplal Airport festival grounds

Venice Airport
610 Airport Ave E.
Venice, FL 34285

Parking Guide

Because of single-road access to the parking areas, the number of cars that can enter and egress in an hour is limited.

ENTERING – During peak hours, three lanes will enter the parking at the gate. Please stay in designated lanes and follow instructions from the parking attendants. A shuttle service to the entrance gates is available.

EXITING – Follow the marked driveways. Do not cut across for there is numerous soft sand areas.