Marion, Virginia

33rd Annual Marion Downtown Chili Cook-off


6:00 PM Street Closure Begins Main St. at Courthouse

7:00 PM Street Dance with Phantom Courthouse Lawn


Noon Street Closures Begin See Map

1:00 PM Petty Memorial Cruise - Vote for People's Choice

2:00 PM Morrison & Perkins | Community Booths & Vendors Open

2:45 PM Jigsaw Jane

4:30 PM Hungriest Mother Eating Competition (Registration starts at 4 p.m.)

4:45 PM Acoustifried 

5:00 PM Herbie Russ

6:00 PM Chase Payne | Chili Tasting & Judging Begins

7:30 PM Chris Hennessee 

9:00 PM Award Announcements

9:15 PM Folk Soul Revival 

Hungry Mother State Park Shuttle

Free shuttle service for all 3 days during Hungry Mother Festival hours will be provided by District Three Public Transit with free bus rides between the Farmer’s Market in downtown Marion and Hungry Mother State Park and another bus within the Hungry Mother State Park with rides between the Boat Dock/Restaurant and the parking lot at Hemlock Haven.

These free bus rides will depart each day on a schedule of every 30 minutes from the Farmer’s Market in downtown Marion beginning at 9:30am and go directly to the Hungry Mother State Park Boat Dock/Restaurant. The last free shuttle ride of the day back to downtown Marion departing Hungry Mother State Park Boat Dock/Restaurant will be at 6:00pm on Friday, 6:00pm on Saturday, and 5:00pm on Sunday.

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This event is sponsored by: Worldwide Ford, WMEV, Twelve45 Graphics, Marion Downtown

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Downtown Marion, VA