It’s the time of year for beer and chili! if you’re an avid chili eater and look forward to attending some chili festivals this year, be sure to check out these well-known festivals below to gather with fellow chili lovers. Before you go, be sure to check out great hotel deals in the area you’re traveling to. Enjoy!

AZ Copperstate: Ahwatukee Park. Phoenix, AZ. 3/8/2014-3/9/2014

Cooking for Childhood Cancer Awareness: Bullhead Community Park. Bullhead City, AZ. 3/8/2014

Capitol Market Green Chili Shootout: Green Chili Shoot Out. Charleston, WV. 3/15/2014

Raging Bull Chili Cookoff & Car Show: Spa Resort Casino. Palm Springs, CA. 3/15/2014

Desert Rat Ridge: American Legion Post 476. California City, CA. 3/29/2014

Louisiana Regional/Homestyle Chili Cookoff: John M Parker Coliseum – LSU. Baton Rouge, LA. 3/29/2014 – 3/30/2014

Mississippi State – Crossroads Chili Cookoff: Historic Corinth Depot. Corinth, MS. 4/5/2014

Perris Valley Chili Cookoff: American Legion Post 595. Perris, CA. 4/5/2014

The Chili Chicks Regional: Kelsey Park. Lake Park, FL. 4/5/2014

Lake Havasu Boat Show & Chili Cookoff: Windsor Beach State Park. Lake Havasu City, AZ. 4/12/2014

Main Street Heat Regional Chili Cookoff: Historic Downtown. Mt. Airy, MD. 4/12/2014

Red Bluff Roundup: Historic Downtown Red Bluff. Red Bluff, CA. 4/12/2014

South Carolina Chili Cookoff Championship: Main Street Belton. Belton, SC. 4/12/2014

Carson Valley Cookoff #1: Carson Valley Inn. Minden, NV. 4/26/2014

Chili at Town Center VA Beach: Town Center. Virginia Beach, VA. 4/26/2014

Michigan State: Monaghan Knights of Columbus. Livonia, MI. 4/26/2014

The New York City Chili Cookoff: Historic Richmond Town. Staten Island, NY. 4/26/2014

Carson Valley Cookoff #2: Carson Valley Inn. Minden, NV. 4/27/2014

Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Chili Cookoff & Classic Car Show: Conejo Creek Park. Thousand Oaks, CA. 4/27/2014

New England Regional Chili Cookoff: Pleasant View Café & Golf. Somers, CT. 5/3/2014

Chili on the Comstock Chili Cookoff: “C” Street. Virginia City, NV. 5/11/2014

Lincoln Prairie Trail Cookoff: Southside Shuffle. Taylorville IL. 5/17/2014

New Jersey State Chili Cookoff: Washington Street. Toms River, NJ. 5/17/2014

Old Town Temecula Regional Chili Cookoff: Old Town Temecula. Temecula, CA. 5/18/2014

Southside Shuffle Cookoff: Southside Shuffle. Taylorville, IL. 5/18/2014

Inland Empire Regional Cookoff: Arlington Village. Riverside, CA. 5/24/2014

Vegas ChiliFest and Car Show: Circus Circus. Las Vegas, NV. 6/7/2014

Little Flower Heritage Days. Little Flower Church. Springfield, IL. 6/8/2014

Snowmass Mammoth Fest: Snowmass Village Town Park. Snowmass Village, CO. 6/13/2014-6/14/2014

Five Alarm Mountain Madness: Nemacolin Woodlands. Farmington, PA. 6/14/2014

Route 66 Regional: Thorpe Park. Flagstaff, AZ. 6/14/2014

Arizona State: Thorpe Park. Flagstaff, AZ. 6/15/2014

Children’s Hospital Chili Cookoff: South Campus – Children’s Hosp. Highlands Ranch, CO. 6/21/2014

Sangamon County Fair Regional Chili Cookoff: Sangamon County Fair Regional. New Berlin, IL. 6/21/2014

Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff: Haddad Riverfront Park. Charleston, WV. 6/21/2014

Texas State Chili Cookoff: Texas State Fairgrounds. Dallas, TX. 7/4/2014

Big Bear Regional Cookoff: Big Bear Village. Big Bear Lake, CA. 7/12/2014

California State – Sizzling Summer Chili Fest: Central Park. La Palma, CA. 7/19/2014

Western Regional: Del Mar Race Track. Del Mar, CA. 8/2/2014

Southwest Regional: Route 66 Casino. Albuquerque, NM. 8/10/2014