Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff

The annual Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff celebrates its 20th anniversary with dozens of the nation’s top chili cooks competing to see who has the best red, green and home-style chili and salsa. Winners move on to compete at the World’s Championship.
The event includes kids’ activities, frozen t-shirt and hot pepper eating contests, local food vendors, beer from Spriggs Distributing Co. and live music! Samples begin at approximately 11:30am and last until they run out. We recommend arriving early to get your fill! Chili Cookoff judging and awards run until approximately 5pm.

Proceeds benefit HospiceCare.

Music on Schoenbaum Stage:

11am Brie Capone
12:15pm The Settlement
1:30pm Urban Tropic
2:15pm Smith&Weeden

Click here to register as a chili cook!

Sponsors: Spriggs Distributing Company, Dutch Miller Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram/Kia of South Charleston

Music Stage sponsor: WV Paving

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 11:00am to 5:00pm

Haddad Riverfront Park
600 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston, WV 25301

Event Type

Food, Music

Target Audience

Young Adult, Family-Friendly, 21+, Seniors


music, Competition, chili cookoff, food samples




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