Big News for This Year’s Chili Cook-off!

May 22, 2024 | Events
Ladies and gentlemen, dust off your leg warmers, tease up your hair, and get your chili spoons ready because the 40th Annual Chili Cook-off is taking it back to the totally rad 80s (the decade where it all started)! Hosted by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, this year’s cook-off promises to be more bodacious than ever before!
For four decades, chili aficionados from all over have flocked to downtown Belleville to indulge in the fiery flavors and festive atmosphere of our beloved cook-off. What began as a humble gathering on East Main Street has blossomed into an epic extravaganza with over 60 vendors serving up their scrumptious chili creations!
But wait, there’s more than just chili! We’re talking about live 80’s entertainment (think hair bands and ballads). It will be a nostalgic blast from the past that’ll transport you straight back to the neon-lit glory days of the 80s!
So mark your calendars, gather your crew, and join us for a tubular time at the 40th Annual Chili Cook-off. Whether you’re a chili connoisseur, a dance floor diva, or just someone who loves to support their community, there’s something for everyone at this gnarly gathering. Let’s make this year’s cook-off the most righteous one yet! See you there, dudes and dudettes!