Team Information

Join the showdown and sign your team up today for the area’s biggest chili cook off! Everyone thinks they have the best best chili. Now its time to prove yours is the best. This will be the most fun time you’ve ever had making chili!

Teams are required to prepare their chili completely from start to finish in their booth. When the doors open to the public, each team serves just a little at a time as people meander around trying each team’s recipe. All while listening to some great live music.


We’ve added a new Restaurant Challenge award category!  All professional chefs will compete among themselves to see who is the best pro.

Due to many requests the People’s Choice will now be based on taste votes by the public, and the Big Bowl Award will be for most funds raised.  Therefore awards are given in four categories: Grand Champion Chili, People’s Choice, Big Bowl and Best Booth.

Please note: The Big Bowl Award is now entirely based on how much money the team raises. While this event is a contest for the best chili recipe, our primary objective is to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club and we ask for your help in this endeavor.


Entry Details

    Early registration fee is $125 and must be made by December 31st, 2014.
    Registrations made after January 1st, 2015 are $150.
    All teams must be registered by February 10th, 2014.
    Teams can have from 1 to 8 members.
    Team captain will receive a free T-shirt.
    Team Orientation Meeting: At least one member from each new team is required to attend a meeting.  Date and time TBD.
    Please see the contest rules for complete details.

Click on Enter the Cookoff to sign up your team. For more information contact us at 573-808-3141 or by email at

Rules and Health Codes

2015 Details Now Posted!

We will hold a team meeting (time and date TBD) to walk through the event, answer questions, explain the rules and provide tips on how to make your setup go easy. At least one representative from each first-time team will be required to attend.

Click Here to download the rules and health code document

Watch and see why you should be apart of this event: