October 1st, 2022

Tasting starts at Noon

Rustle Up Some Grub

October 1  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, 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.

And this year, we celebrate our return to the Douglas and St. Francis intersection!  Join us!

Live Entertainment

Rock out to the sounds of Epic!

Head Chili Coach

2022 Potentate - Eric Wedge - Wichita State Shockers Head Baseball Coach

Heck of a Deal

Tasting kits are just $5! That's right, you get all the flavor and fun you can handle for only $5.