April 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Belton City Square
100 N. Main Street
Gene Jameson

Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, April 22, in beautiful downtown Belton.

Whether you want to sample the amazing culinary talents of champion chili cooks from around the nation or you try your hand at competing yourself, the SC State Chili Cook off Championship is waiting for you!

Cooks in the professional arena can compete in four categories: traditional red, homestyle, chili verde, and salsa. Amateur cooks can compete in People’s Choice and Amateur Homestyle competitions.

Great cash prizes and distinctive trophies are awarded to winners. And best of all, professional winners qualify for the ICS World Championship!

Or, if you just love a good chili, no matter what kind, come buy a tasting ticket packet (5 tickets for $5) or band (unlimited tastes for $15) so you can sample the best chili around. With your tickets or band, you can expect the chance to sample from among at least 30 varied chili recipes (if you come between the peak hours of 11:30 and 2 and look for the balloons) and you get to vote for your favorite. Proceeds benefit five non-profits in our town who provide quality of life and emergency services for our community.

In addition to the great chili, entertainment and fun abounds, as you view extraordinary artwork at the Belton Center for the Arts, learn to play tennis from Belton Tennis Association members, experience the history of our area at the Belton Area Museum Association, appreciate restored and cherished vintage and antique autos at the Chili-Pepper Cruise In, or dance to the melodic sounds of The Combo Kings. There are children’s activities, great crafters and food vendors, and fun for the entire family.

For more information or to apply to be a sponsor, crafter, food vendor, or professional or amateur competitor, please visit our website at http://www.scchilicookoff.com.

Come on down to Belton and light those fires!