Fall Festival Chili Cook-Off

Do you have a chili recipe that you KNOW is good enough to win a competition? 

We have the PERFECT cook-off for you! 

Win some great prizes AND bragging rights as the best chili in Spring Hill! 

Date: September 29, 2024
Time: Set-up from 10:00-11:00am; Contest 11:00am-1:00pm; Judge's taste test 12:00pm
Location: Spring Hill City Park
Entrance Fee: FREE 

Rules & Prizes

  • Chili is defined as any kind of meat or combination of meats cooked with chili peppers, various other spices and other ingredients.
  • All ingredients must be pre-cooked & treated prior to the event – chili is to be brought “ready-to-eat”.
  • Teams must be set-up by 10am.
  • Contestants are responsible for supplying all their own utensils & products relating to their chili submission and maintenance of its proper temperature for serving.  SPOONS AND CUPS FOR USE IN SERVING THE CHILI TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BE PROVIDED.  A TURN-IN CONTAINER FOR THE JUDGING PORTION OF THE CONTEST WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.
  • Each contestant must cook/provide a minimum of 1 gallon of competition chili.  Remember – the more you bring, the more members of the public that can vote. 
  •  Contestants can be teams or individuals. One chili per registered team. 
  • Chili will be judged on: (1-5 score for each category)
    • Color      
    • Aroma
    • Consistency
    • Texture
    • Taste/Flavor
    • After taste
  • Prizes- 
    • 1st - $100 Visa gift card
    • 2nd - $50 Visa gift card
    • 3rd - $25 Visa gift card
  • Awards -
    • People’s Choice
    • Spicy – afterburn
    • Booth decoration


Contact Us

  1. Jason Garvert

    Program Coordinator II

    Email Jason Garvert

    Spring Hill Recreation Commission

    501 N. Webster Street
    P.O. Box 26
    Spring Hill, KS 66083

    Phone: 913-592-2214


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    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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