Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff

The annual Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff celebrates its 21st 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, ice cold beer 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:

11:30am Walter DeBarr
12:30pm Ghost Fleet
1:30pm Megan Wren
2:30pm ScroungeHound

Event Sponsors: Summit Community Bank, Pioneer West Virginia Federal Credit Union, Digital Relativity, Jackson Kelly PLLC, Julie Sears, Sam’s Uptown Café, Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, Capitol Beverage Company

Music stage presented by West Virginia Paving

Click here to register as a chili cook!

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00am to 4:00pm

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

Event Type



Cooking, tasting, foodie, chili cookoff


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