Comet Fest

Chili & Craft Brew Festival

11:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 28

3000 Northside Blvd

Richardson, TX 75080

Join Us for Some Rhythm and Brews!

Rhythm and Brews!

It is not fall in Texas until you have had a great bowl of chili! To welcome the season, mark your calendar for Comet Fest, a chili and craft beer festival happening Saturday, October 28, 2017. Grab a friend and enjoy all the variations of the classic fall staple at the chili cook-off sponsored by the Texas Chef Association Dallas Chapter. Pair your chili with one of the many refreshing craft beers available and enjoy live music performed by local talent.


General Admission
  • Free chili tastings by professional Dallas chefs
  • Beer on sale in general area
  • Upgrade to VIP [Very Important Person] is available onsite
VIP Admission
  • VIP [Very Important Person] section to taste 6 beers brewed by UTD Alumni Brewers
  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • Raffle entry to win a prize

Onsite ticket sale begins at 10:30 a.m.

Cash and card accepted at the gate.

Children 8 and under enter for free! * [Please be advised that if children wish to sample their own cups of chili you must buy them a general admission ticket.]

* Please be advised that if children wish to sample their own cups of chili you must buy them a general admission ticket.

Cooking Showdown

Chef Jennifer Bajsel

Jennifer Bajsel

Beat Bobby Flay Contestant

Chef Tara O’Donnel

Tara O’Donnel

Winner of Chopped Junior

You don’t want to miss a live mystery basket cooking showdown between Food Network stars Jennifer Bajsel, from Beat Bobby Flay, and Tara O’Donnell, winner of Chopped Junior!


Booster Fuel

Gas Delivery

EarthWise Pet Supply

Pet Nutrition, Grooming, Self-Wash

Home Depot

Children’s Crafts

Hubert’s Lemonade


Laura West

Fortune Telling

Prime Texas Tastings

Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Sauces

SJM Design Studio

Handcrafted Jewelry

Texas Toffee

Handcrafted Toffee

Warne Bee Farm

Homemade Honey

Directions & Parking

Driving Directions

Northside is located adjacent to the northernmost end of the University of Texas at Dallas campus, just south of President George Bush Tollway (PGBT [President George Bush Tollway] ).

From President George Bush Tollway, take the Waterview Pkwy exit south, make a left on to Synergy Park Blvd, Community will be on your left.

From US 75, take the Renner Rd exit west, turn left on to Synergy Park Blvd, Community will be on your right.


Parking is complimentary just across the street. Crossing guards will be available to help you safely cross.



American Culinary Federation

American Culinary Federation

Texas Chefs Association

Dallas Chapter



Texas Raised Wagyu Beef


Calling All Volunteers

We LOVE volunteers! Please consider volunteering as we could not do this without you! Each volunteer will receive free access to all Chili Competitors’ chili tastings, a free t-shirt, along with water and snacks.

Volunteer Now!

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