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 team application process page for important deadlines and instructions.
See the 2014 Chili Challenge FAQ sheet.
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
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.