The International Chili Society Cookoff

The 2010 World's Championship Chili Cookoff is a national event that brings together the best amateur chili cooks in the country. Cooks from every part of the nation must first win a regional or state final to earn a spot at the World Championship.In addition to tasting the World's Best Chili, visitors can enjoy the live entertainment, fun activities and vendors that will be on-site. This is a family-friendly event with a festival atmosphere.

This is a huge event that has been filmed by the Food Network in the past. Previous Chili Cookoffs have been held all over the country in the nation's largest cities, and this is the first time the Championship has been held on the East Coast.

Admission is $5 and includes samples of five chilies.

2010 marks the 44th Championship! Visit to search a huge database of past winning chili recipes, to read about the history of the event and much more. You can also see photos of the 2009 event, including one of the $25,000 grand prize winner Maureen Barrett.

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