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Mark your calendars! Next year’s Chili Cook-off will be on February 22nd, 2020!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the event this year!

We appreciate everyone who attended and all of our volunteers that made this event so great!

Congratulations to all of our 2019 winners:

Fattest Fish Bowls (This prize is awarded to the teams that raised the largest amount of funds for local children’s charities during the Cook-off)

Individual Division/Group

  1. Elks Lodge #409

  2. Springfield Police Officers Association

  3. Springfield Firefighters

Group Division

  1. Business 2 Business (B2B)

  2. Queen City Sertoma Cajun Cook-off

  3. Mercy Spicy Saints

Over 50 Employees

  1. Associated Electric Cooperative

  2. Commerce Bank

  3. Central Bank of the Ozark/Central Bank Trust Company

Under 50 Employees

  1. Classic Lawns

  2. 417 Travel

  3. Pure Gypsies - Pure Romance

Sponsor Division

  1. Hy-Vee

  2. Xtream Chili - Mediacom

  3. Fox KRBK


  1. Whiskey Tango

  2. Price Cutter

  3. Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe

Grand Champion Chili (judged by professional chefs)

  1. Springfield Police Officers Association (qualified to compete at the World Food Championship with a top prize of $100,000)

  2. Blush Studio

  3. Business 2 Business

People’s Choice

  1. Abou Ben Adhem Shriners

  2. Springfield Police Officers Association

  3. Elks Lodge #409

Best of Show (given to the tram that has the top combined score in the best Booth, Best Costume, and Showmanship categories)

  1. Commerce bank


  1. Commerce Bank

  2. Elks Lodge #409

  3. Classic Lawns

Best Booth

  1. Springfield Police Officers Association

  2. Springfield Firefighters

  3. Commerce Bank

Best Costume

  1. Commerce Bank

  2. Classic Lawns

  3. Elks Lodge #409

Rookie of the Year

  1. Merrill Steel

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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!

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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 2019: $180
After Nov 16th 2019: $200
After Jan 25th 2020: $250


2020 Sponsors

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2020 Band lineup

Liz Moriondo Wicked Shimmy Sequel Dose Thrillfall Machine Gun Symphony 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