September 28, 2024

Tasting starts at Noon


About the Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff.

With teams from Kansas and surrounding states (80 teams or so!), 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.

Tasting kits are just $5. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds go to fund the Good Life Grants, which help dozens of local charities and non-profits!

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Watch insanely crazy contestants eat as many peppers as humanly possible in 5 minutes. Whoever consumes the most without losing it, takes home $500. The fun starts in front of the main stage beginning at 2:45 PM.

50/50 Raffle

Here are the rules and regulations for the 50/50 raffle.

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