Chili Fest to benefit the National Kidney Foundation. The festival runs from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Westport Plaza. Admission is $5, with children under 12 admitted free. Chili and salsa samples will cost you the princely sum of 50 cents. All proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation. This isn't some half-baked (or, er, half-simmered) competition, by the way: The Chili Fest is sanctioned by the International Chili Society.