38th Annual Sertoma Chili Cook-Off

Live Music, Poker, Beer & Chili

Be watching for information for the 39th annual 2020 Sertoma Chili Cook-Off. Visit sertomachilicookoff.com for more info!

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!

Do you have what it takes?

The BEST IN SHOW winner 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 overall Best in Show winner to the 2019 World Food Championships.

Our Best in Show 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.

Booth Registration

Become a corporate sponsor for the 2019 Chili Cook-Off to support the community and get your name in front of thousands. There are multiple levels of sponsorship which you can see in the Sponsor form.

Why should your company become a corporate sponsor?

  • About 8,000 people walk through the doors during the 6 hours we are open.

  • We reach a wide variety of demographics.

  • People attend throughout the entire Southwest Missouri Region.

  • Largest open-to-the-public one day fundraising event in the area.

  • Over 20,000 Cups of Chili served.

  • More than $2.5 Million Raised for Local Children’s Charities

Phoebe Hicks