It's Time for the 10th Annual Beaver Dam Pepper Festival!
September 9th, 2023
What Can You Expect at the Beaver Dam Pepper Festival
The Chili Cookoff is back! Earn bragging rights and a cash prize!
The Longest Pepper Contest will also have cash prizes!
Chef Chanse Somber will give us a treat with a 90 minute food pairing presentation
11:30a - 1:00p
Whiskey Flats: featuring Elwood Lee, Mike Roddy and Casey Carney
Our Heirloom Sponsor
Where's Larry the Pepper?
Larry the Pepper has been spotted around town. Can you tell where we found him? Prizes and bragging rights await you!
Watch our Facebook page and our website. After all the pictures have been revealed, you'll be able to fill out a form in the correct order and be entered to win!
Mr. Steve "The Master Facilitator of Fun" Family Entertainment
Mr. Steve loves kids of all ages. And has dedicated his life to put smiles on all their faces. Animal ballooning is his gift and he makes everything from puppies to elephants. As a talented guitar player, it was obvious to incorporate his gift into his act. Mr. Steve is a show stopper and has been preforming all over the Midwest for several years. Small and large groups including festivals and baby showers. Book him early, he's amazing: 815.985.0721
Buy, try, or sample the latest items from vendors and organizations throughout the Dodge County Area.
Pies served all day by the slice or whole pie by the Dodge County Center for the Arts.
The Swingin' Beavers bring the dance to you. Fun to watch, and audience participation is encouraged!
Food & Beverages
Thank You to Our Major Sponsors
Why a Beaver Dam Pepper Festival?
A while ago, the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce posted on their Facebook page about the Beaver Dam Pepper, that is actually named after the City of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Some people posted they knew about it, but apparently it was still a little-known secret in the rest of the community. When some local citizens discovered that the Beaver Dam Pepper is celebrated in cities throughout the Midwest, but not here in Beaver Dam, they decided the time was right to bring the celebration home!