Cable Car Square Points of Interest
Of course we have the Cable Car and many shops, but the Cable Car District is also home to one of the area’s most popular fall events. The Tri-State’s Largest Chili Cook-Off is hosted at the Cable Car Square and takes place the first Saturday in October.
The cook-off transforms Dubuque’s historic Cable Care Square on Bluff Street in Dubuque into an aromatic chili tasting competition. Featuring live music, beer, kids’ games, food and other entertainment, the chili cooks looking to compete in the competition can do so in a variety of divisions.
The Chili Association Society International competition follows a strict set of rules which delineates what ingredients are necessary and which are prohibited. The association also provides guidelines for tasting and judging.
Sampling is as easy as buying a sampling spoon, but don’t forget the beverages! Some of the offerings are on fire.