Brewtober chili and homebrew festival planned for Oct. 8 in Springdale

Tom Maddock pours beer samples during Brewtober Chilifest (Courtesy)

The annual Brewtober Chilifest event is set for Saturday, Oct. 8 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 1386 S. West End St., in Springdale.

The event runs from 5-9:30 p.m. and will showcase chili and beer made by homebrewers and chili makers from across Northwest Arkansas.

Festivities include unlimited samplings of 40 chilis and 50 beers, along with bratwurst, desserts, live music, a silent auction, and people’s choice awards for favorite homebrew and favorite chili.

The event is open to the public for those ages 21 and older (ID required).

Tickets are $35 ($40 on day of the event) and can be purchased online or at the door.