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Do you eat chili, drink beer and love music? Then we’re ready to meet you in St. Louis!

2018 marks the 52nd Annual World Championship Chili Cook-off (WCCC). Every year, thousands of chili cooks compete at local cook-offs across America to qualify for the WCCC where these local champions will compete for $100,000 and 5 different World Champion titles! Your favorite local restaurant chefs will also compete for the Best in the Midwest title.


We're excited to be in St. Louis for the first time - where people definitely know great food, great beer and great music. This 2-day festival is September 29th and 30th, from noon to 6pm both days, at Gateway Motorsports Park.

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Chili tasting for everyone. Enjoy the life of spice.

300 Chili Cook Champions from 39 states and local Restaurant Chefs competing for $100,000 and 5 World Champion titles

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Beer is good. Beers are better.

100 craft beers ready to taste including local, regional and national brews

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Live music all day, both days. What’s not to love?

8 hot bands playing original tunes and favorite covers all day Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6pm

SCHEDULE
NOON TO 6PM BOTH DAYS

Chili Tasting: Noon - 5pm
Beer Tasting: Noon - 6pm
Concessions: Noon - 6pm
Live Music: Noon - 6pm
Cornhole: TBD

Band Lineup - Saturday, Sept 29

12:00pm - 12:10pm
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National Anthem
Special Guest Katie Ray
12:10pm - 1:30pm
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Common Jones
Road to Pointfest Winner
1:40pm - 3:00pm
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My Posse in Effect
Beastie Boys Cover
3:10pm - 4:30pm
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Red Not Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute
4:40pm - 6:00pm
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40 Oz. To Freedom
Sublime Tribute Band

Band Lineup - Sunday, Sept 30

12:00pm - 12:10pm
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National Anthem
Special Guest Katie Ray
12:10pm - 1:30pm
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The Fighting Side
Outlaw Country
1:40pm - 3:00pm
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The Burney Sisters
LouFest Artist
3:10pm - 4:30pm
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Travis Denning
Rolling Stone “Need to know Country Artist”
4:40pm - 6:00pm
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Clare Dunn
Universal Music Artist
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TICKETS

Enjoy chili tastings from the best of the best as you watch the cooks compete for the World Championship title. There will also be 100 craft beers to drink, 8 hot bands to love, more great food to enjoy and retail booths to shop.

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$30

Unlimited Chili Tastings

10 Beer Tastings

General Admission
to All Music

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$15

10 Beer Tastings

General Admission
to All Music

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$15

Unlimited Chili Tastings

General Admission
to All Music


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$5 or Free

Ages 11 to 17 - $5
Ages 10 and under - FREE

Unlimited Chili Tastings

General Admission
to All Music


SPONSORS

From the bottom of our chili-loving hearts, we thank our sponsors for their contributions during our annual World Championship and throughout our chili season. We encourage you to support these community-minded organizations.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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RESTAURANT COMPETITION

Come vote for your favorite restaurant chili in our Best in the Midwest competition. What's the secret to making a great chili? Just ask any chef and they will tell you... mix the spices so it's not too hot, but not too mild. Chop the ingredients so it's not too chunky, but not too minced. Stir the sauce so it's not too thick, but not too thin. And most important, make enough for everyone!

CHILI FOR GOOD

Thousands of chiliheads raise money for hundreds of charities at ICS cook-offs every weekend throughout the year. Close to $100 MILLION has been raised and donated to date.

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