The Lenexa Chili Challenge

Presented by 94.9 KCMO and Williams Foods

The 2014 Lenexa Chili Challenge will take place on October 17-18 in Old Town Lenexa.

Each year, about 200 teams compete in two divisions: Chili Appreciation Society International (C.A.S.I.) and Home Style Chili. Contestants also compete in the Salsa and Hot Wing contests.

Chili contestants arrive on Friday afternoon to begin setting up their booths. The festivities Friday night include live music and fireworks. The contest begins Saturday at 10 a.m. with free samples for the public (while they last). Awards are typically announced at 4 p.m.

Admission is FREE both days.

Friday 6-10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

See the 2014 Chili Challenge schedule of events.

Interested in being a Chili Team?
See the team application process page for important deadlines and instructions.
For contest rules and information, see the 2014 C.A.S.I. Rule Book and the 2014 Rules and Regulations.

See the 2014 Chili Challenge FAQ sheet.

Contest results
See the 2013 contest results, table results by round and the 2013 event photos.

Thank you to our sponsors
Presenting sponsors - 94.9 KCMO and Williams Foods
Major sponsors - Central States Beverage Co., Consolidated Communications
Platinum sponsors - Academy Sports + Outdoors, Alenco, Inc., B.F. Ascher, CoreFirst Bank, Gambino's Pizza, Massage Envy, Renewal By Andersen
Silver sponsor - Mainstreet Credit Union

Get involved
Learn how to become a sponsor, become a chili judge, hot wings judge, volunteer or food/non-food vendor for the Chili Challenge.

For more information

If you are interested in competing, being a judge or would like more information, call 913.477.7100.