September 22nd, 2018

Tasting starts at Noon

Rustle Up Some Grub

September 22 High Noon

Join the Party!

Since the return to Douglas Avenue the crowds have responded in great numbers. And, the best part...the weather doesn't matter! Hot, mild or even cold, it's chili weather! We expect the crowd to be over 9,000 strong and all of them eager to taste some of the best chili in the Midwest!

With teams from Kansas and surrounding states (80 teams expected in 2018), the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff has been a Wichita tradition for over 30 years. Since 2005 when the Wagonmasters took over the event and brought it back Downtown, the event has exploded with a renewed level of enthusiasm by contestants and attendees alike.


Live Entertainment

Rock out to the sounds of Epic!

Chili-In-Chief

2018 Potentate - Dancin' Don Hall