Great weather and the promise of a good time attracted a record crowd at the Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew festival Saturday on Main Street. Ticket sales totaled over $20,000. Top, people pass between tents sampling the stews and sharing in conversation. Seth Shields, bottom, helps Tyler Wolf, 7, dig into a seasoned chicken leg. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchie/

Best Brew:

1. Madison Main Street; 2. River Roots B; 3. River Roots A

Best Stew:

1. Ponderosa; 2. Phi Beta; 3. New Life Fellowship Church

Best Soup:

1. SEI Voices for Children; 2. Farm Bureau; 3. River Roots A

Best Chili:

1. River Roots B; 2. Schafer Family; 3. Hoboken Eddie's

Best Fire House Chili:

Harrod's Creek Fire Station

Best Decorated Booth:

Hickory Creek at Madison