Purchase tickets at any local Fast n’ Friendly or Hyvee location for discounted tickets!

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Children 5 & under are free but not encouraged as the event has loud music and alcohol plus no strollers allowed.


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

located at the Springfield Expo Center: 635 E Saint Louis street Springfield, MO 65806

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?

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The GRAND CHAMPION CHILI 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 Grand Champion Chili to the 2019 World Food Championships. Our Grand Champion Chili 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.

Physical Tickets available at local Fast N’ Friendly & Hyvee stores

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 Steve Moeller Band Ryan Collins Smokey Folk DJ CEO Wicked Shimmy and more names soon!

Click here to view the full band schedule!


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