It's Time for the 10th Annual Beaver Dam Pepper Festival!

September 9th, 2023


What Can You Expect at the Beaver Dam Pepper Festival

Pepper Beer!

Larry the Pepper announced on Daily Dodge that our exclusive collaboration with Potosi Brewing will bring you their new beer infused with Beaver Dam Peppers!

Chili Cookoff


The Chili Cookoff is back! Earn bragging rights and a cash prize!
The Longest Pepper Contest will also have cash prizes!

Chef Chanse

Chef Chanse

Chef Chanse Somber will give us a treat with a 90 minute food pairing presentation

11:30a - 1:00p

Live Music

Whiskey Flats: featuring Elwood Lee, Mike Roddy and Casey Carney


Our Heirloom Sponsor


Beaver Dam Pepper Beer

Larry the Pepper announced on Daily Dodge that our exclusive collaboration with Potosi Brewing will bring you their new beer infused with Beaver Dam Peppers!

Where In Dodge County is Larry the Pepper? #1

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

Vendor Booths

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.

Square Dancing

The Swingin' Beavers bring the dance to you. Fun to watch, and audience participation is encouraged!

Food & Beverages

Beaver Dam Pepper beer specially crafted by Potosi Brewing Company
Apple/pepper pancakes sponsored by American Family Insurance, Kathy Lapen Agencyserved 9a – 1p
Burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, soft pretzels
BD Pepper pizza from Marco’s
BD Pepper mac’ & cheese w/chicken from Pizza Ranch
Pies from DCCA including apple/pepper pies
Sweet treats from Great Harvest
Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly popcorn and sausage bites
Hoff’s famous Beaver Dam Pepper Brats served all day

Thank You to Our Major Sponsors

Where's Larry the Pepper Contest

Proceeds Benefit the
Playground Movement of Beaver Dam

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!

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