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Welcome to the Chili Cook-Off Feb. 22 & 23, 2019

Sertoma Chili Cook-Off is an annual fundraising event founded by the Springfield Area Sertoma Clubs. The event began in 1981, and has become one of the biggest parties of the year in Springfield. Chili Cook-Off features dozens of area businesses serving a wide variety of chili recipes that attendees are able to sample and enjoy, as well as voting for their favorite booth. A number of live bands and activities are hosted throughout the day alongside the delicious food and drinks. When people hear about Chili Cook-Off coming up— they know it’s the party to attend!

Proceeds from the event go to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, one of the many charities Sertoma Clubs have been proud to partner with and support. Eating chili, hanging out with friends and family, having fun… and it’s all for a good cause!

Do you have what it takes?

The BEST IN SHOW winner of 2019’s Chili Cook-Off will qualify to compete in the World Food Championships!

We’ve seen some pretty incredible chili recipes throughout the years of the Cook-Off. At this year’s event, we’re going to send the overall Best in Show winner to the 2019 World Food Championships. Our Best in Show winner will be able to compete in the Chili category at WFC, with the top spot of that category earning $10,000. WFC Chili first place winners go on to compete in the overall category, with the top prize of $100,000! For more info on the WFC, please visit worldfoodchampionships.com.


ticket prices

$20/at the door.

Watch out for Cyber Monday ticket special on Facebook and save.

Before Nov 16th 2018: $180
After Nov 16th 2018: $200
After Jan 25th 2019: $250


2019 Sponsors

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2019 Band lineup

The Mixtapes The Dirty Saints Ryan Collins Smokey Folk DJ CEO The Pspringfield Psychos and more names soon!


Before Nov 16th, 2018: $180
After Nov 16th, 2018: $200
After Jan 25th, 2019: $250


Texas Hold'em Tournament

pROCEEDS FROM the Casino portion of the Sertoma Chili Cook Off WILL BENEFIT
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Alumni Association.

Friday night is a great time to pre-flight the venue!


For the tournament, what does the initial $40 cover?
It covers the first round of game play.

How can I pay for the poker tournament?
Cash and credit card are accepted.

Is there a rebuy option, if so how much and is there a limit to the number of rebuys?
One rebuy at $50. One add-on at $25