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Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff

Location/County: Charleston, Kanawha
June 22, 2019

The annual Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff will celebrate its 21st year with dozens of the nation’s top chili cooks competing to see who has the best red, green and home-style chili and salsa. Winners move on to compete at the World’s Championship.

The event includes kids’ activities, frozen t-shirt and hot pepper eating contests, local food vendors, ice cold beer and live music! Samples begin at approximately 11:30am and last until they run out. We recommend arriving early to get your fill! Chili Cookoff judging and awards run until approximately 4pm.

Our all volunteer committee works year round to host the best chili cooks in the United States and showcase our beautiful riverfront in the City of Charleston, WV. All proceeds from this event directly benefit HospiceCare— Join us for the hottest event of summer during FestivALL!

Click here to enter as a chili cook