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Welcome to the 
Belleville Chili Cook-off


Hosted by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, the annual Chili Cook-off has featured the culinary creations of individuals, local organizations, and area businesses for more than 35 years! What started with just a few vendors on one block of East Main Street in downtown Belleville has now grown to more than 60 vendors and is one of the largest festivals in Belleville!  

Many people attend the Chili Cook-off to enjoy the great chili, entertainment, and other festivities, but most don’t realize that it’s the biggest fundraiser of the year for many non-profit organizations. Over half of the vendors participating at the Chili Cook-off each year are either a non-profit organization or a business raising money for a charity, including the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. 100% of the money spent at each booth goes to that vendor. 

In addition, attendees are invited to vote in the People's Choice contest for their favorite chili with $1 per vote. 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Community Interfaith Food Pantry in Belleville.

2021 Chili Cook-off Winners

Restaurant/Caterer Category
1. Clara B's Kitchen Table
2. The Quarter Restaurant
3. Hicks Bar-B-Que

Non-Restaurant Category
1. Truman's Best

2. Southern Smoke
3. St. Clair County Bar Association

People's Choice Winner:
Truman's Chili

2020 Remote Chili Cook-off Winners

1st Place:

SiP & CHEW Express, LLC

Classic Red

2nd Place:

The Corner Chill and Grill LLC

Traditional Chili

3rd Place:

Hicks BBQ Company

Smoked Brisket Chili

2019 Chili Cook-off Winners

Restaurant/Caterer Category
1. Copper Fire
2. Roy-el Catering
3. Wendy's

Non-Restaurant Category
1. Emmanuel Freewill Baptist Church

2. Boy Scout Troop 553
3. St. Clair County FOP Lodge 148

People's Choice Winner:
Truman's Chili

Congratulations to all of our winners!