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The 53rd ICS World Championship Chili Cook-off® is one of the most famous cooking competitions on the planet.

An epic weekend of live music, great food, cold drinks and World Championship cooking competition. Fun and excitement for everyone!


Taste award-winning chili from hundreds of world-class entries.
Watch reigning champions from across America compete for 2019 World Championship titles, cash and trophies.
Cast your vote for your favorite in the Des Moines Register "People’s Choice" Chili Contest.
Eat great food from local restaurants and food truck favorites.
Quench your thirst with cold beers, craft brews, quality wines and popular spirits.
Enjoy live performances of notable bands, talented musicians and family-friendly entertainers on 3 stages.
Let your kids enjoy our kids corner with magic shows, clown acts, a bounce house, arts & crafts and more.
Test your skills at our adult fun zone with a rock wall, bag toss and more.
Shop local at artisan and retailer booths.



SEPTEMBER 6, 7 & 8

Ankeny, Iowa
The District at Prairie Trail

Cooks of all ages compete in four adult or four youth categories. Over $100,000 in cash and scholarships will be awarded to the top finishers. And eight 2019 World Champions will be crowned.

   TRADITIONAL RED CHILI  

   HOMESTYLE CHILI  

   CHILI VERDE  

   VEGGIE CHILI  

   PEOPLE'S CHOICE CHILI  

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Experience an epic weekend of live music, great food, cold drinks and World Championship cooking competition. It's fun and excitement for everyone!

Friday, Sept 6

8:00am-4:30pm Last Chance Cook-off (Must Register)
6:00pm-10:00pm Cook-off Kick-off Party
6:00pm-10:00pm Live Music (See Lineup)
 

Saturday, Sept 7

11:00am-5:00pm World Championship Chili Tasting
11:00am-10:30pm Live Music (See Lineup)
11:00am-10:30pm Food Trucks, Concessions, Bars
11:00am-7:00pm Artisan and Vendor Booths
11:30am-6:15pm Kids Entertainment (See Lineup)
11:00am-6:00pm Rock Wall, Bag Toss and More
 

Sunday, Sept 8

11:00am-4:00pm World Championship Chili Tasting
11:00am-6:30pm Live Music (See Lineup)
11:00am-6:30pm Food Trucks, Concessions, Bars
11:00am-5:00pm Artisan and Vendor Booths
11:30am-5:00pm Kids Entertainment (See Lineup)
11:00am-5:00pm Rock Wall, Bag Toss and More
6:30pm-8:00pm World Championship Awards Ceremony

LIVE MUSIC

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*Performers/times subject to change without notice

Friday, Sept 6

Fri 6:00pm-8:00pm
Old Salt Union
Folk and Bluegrass
 iHeart Main Stage 
Fri 8:30pm-10:00pm
Big Time Grain Co
Country
 iHeart Main Stage 
 

Saturday, Sept 7

Sat 11:00am-1:00pm
DJ Big Lare
Ankeny DJ
 iHeart Main Stage 
Sat 11:00am-1:00pm
Angela Meyer
Country, Solo
 Cooks Stage 
Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm
Andrew Hoyt
Ukelele, Guitar
 Main Gate 
Sat 1:15pm-3:15pm
Royce Johns
Country, Solo
 Cooks Stage 
Sat 2:30pm-4:00pm
Oreo Meatwagon
Covers, Party Band
 iHeart Main Stage 
Sat 3:30pm-5:00pm
Kevin Boehnke

 Cooks Stage 
Sat 4:30pm-6:00pm
Ben Lubek
Country Folk Rock
 iHeart Main Stage 
Sat 6:30pm-8:30pm
Yächtley Crëw
Yacht Rock, Covers
 iHeart Main Stage 
Sat 9:00pm-10:30pm
The Spazmatics
80s Covers
 iHeart Main Stage 
 

Sunday, Sept 8

Sun 11:00am-12:00pm
Hollywood Burnout
Pop Rock, Joshua Sinclair
 iHeart Main Stage 
Sun 11:00am-12:30pm
Bruce Day
Solo, Covers
 Cooks Stage 
Sun 12:30pm-2:00pm
The Snacks
Duo, Covers
 iHeart Main Stage 
Sun 12:45pm-2:45pm
Zachary Freedom
Solo, Covers
 Cooks Stage 
Sun 2:30pm-4:00pm
The Sheet
Reggae
 iHeart Main Stage 
Sun 3:00pm-5:00pm
Chris Ranallo
Solo, Covers
 Cooks Stage 
Sun 4:30pm-6:00pm
Thunder and Rain
Bluegrass
 iHeart Main Stage 
Sun 6:10pm-6:30pm
Isiserettes
Drill & Drum Corp
 iHeart Main Stage 

KIDS CORNER

Let your kids enjoy our kids corner with magic shows, clown acts, a bounce house, arts & crafts and more.

*Performers/times subject to change without notice
 

Sunday, Sept 8

Zounds the Clown and Lady Bloo
Sun 2:30pm-3:15pm
Sun 4:15pm-5:00pm

TICKETS

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$7 Online

includes:
4 FREE Chili Tastes
(served Sat 11am to 5pm | Sun 11am to 4pm)

One Day General Admission to Event Venue

Children Age 10 and Under Free Admission

Tickets at Gate $10
Cash Only


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$12 Online

includes:
8 FREE Chili Tastes
(served Sat 11am to 5pm | Sun 11am to 4pm)

Two Day General Admission to Event Venue

Children Age 10 and Under Free Admission

Tickets at Gate $15
Cash Only


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$50 Online

includes:
8 FREE Chili Tastes
(served Sat 11am to 5pm | Sun 11am to 4pm)

One Beverage Voucher

One Day VIP Access to VIP Tent and VIP Restrooms next to Main Stage

Children Age 2 and Under Free VIP Admission

Limited Tickets Available

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$90 Online

includes:
16 FREE Chili Tastes
(served Sat 11am to 5pm | Sun 11am to 4pm)

Two Beverage Vouchers

Two Day VIP Access to VIP Tent and VIP Restrooms next to Main Stage

Children Age 2 and Under Free VIP Admission

Limited Tickets Available

IN COLLABORATION WITH

We thank everyone for their contributions throughout our chili season and during the Annual ICS World Championship Chili Cook-off®. We encourage you to support these community-minded organizations.

Presenting Sponsor

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Official Cutlery Sponsor

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Official Education Sponsor

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Official Beef Sponsor

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Official Music Sponsor

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Official Truck Sponsor

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Official Health Partner

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Official Sponsor

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Official Sponsor

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Official Pork Sponsor

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People's Choice Chili

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Official Trailer Sponsor

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Official Cookware Sponsor

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Official Spice Sponsor

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Official Meat & Grocery Retailer

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Official Sponsor

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World Championship Supporter

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World Championship Supporter

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World Championship Supporter

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World Championship Supporter

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Official Hot Sauce

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Official Bio-Diesel

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Official Accounting Firm

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Official Legal Team

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Official Host Venue

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In Collaboration

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Supporter

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CHILI FOR GOOD

The ICS has teamed up with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, Chili for Good, Inc., to help expand the charitable reach and impact of the ICS community and fundraising efforts.

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