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    Wagonmasters Downtown
    Chili Cookoff


    No matter the weather – hot, mild or even cold – it's chili weather in Wichita every September. That’s when the Wagonmaster's Downtown Chili Cookoff brings 70 teams of chili makers to the streets of downtown Wichita, where they compete to be named the best chili in the city.

    You can get in on the action with a $5 tasting kit that can be purchased at the event. Public tasting starts at noon and you’ll be able to sample more than 70 varieties of chili and salsa made by teams from Kansas and surrounding states. Competitors include cooks vying for a spot in the World Championship Chili Cookoff, groups of co-workers or friends cooking for fun, non-profits and restaurants. Chili categories include no beans, chili verde, red chili, home-style chili, anything goes and there’s also a salsa competition.

    Check back soon for more details about the 2019 Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff.