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.
Mr. Hot Stuff
This guy is hot. And he knows other people know it as well. See him strut his stuff on the main stage beginning at 2:15 PM. Audience determines the winner of $100.
Ms. Chili Pepper
Always looking to spice things up, Ms. Chili Pepper is a real crowd pleaser. Beginning at 2:30 PM, she'll turn up the heat at the chili cook-off. Most applause nets the winner a cool $100.
Pepper Eating Contest
Watch insanely crazy contestants eat as many peppers as humanly possible in 5 minutes. Whoever consumes the most without losing it, takes home $100. The fun starts in front of the main stage beginning at 2:45 PM.