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Premier Sponsor:
Friday Afternoon
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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!  

While our "normal" Chili Cook-off this year has been canceled, we still wanted to give our community something to do while supporting our local restaurants during this time of uncertainty. 

This year we have 15 participating restaurants throughout Belleville that area offering chili over the weekend that can be purchased and picked up at each individual location. We encourage the public to go out and discover their new favorite chili and try new restaurants while supporting them during this difficult time.

Remember to mask-up and social distance while you enjoy the weekend!

Follow our Facebook page to see this year's winner announced on Thursday, October 8! You can find the list of participating restaurants and passport here.

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!

Festival Hours: 11:00am - 10:30pm 
Friday & Saturday, October 8 & 9, 2021

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Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 
216 East A Street | Belleville, Illinois 62220