Chili Challenge

chili challenge logo with chili pot in backgroundBoy handing chiliChili Team standing by bannerWoman serving chiliTwo men by a chili bannerFireworks

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, 6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road, Lenexa, KS 66215

  • Free admission
  • Free samples on Saturday, while supplies last

About 200 teams compete in our chili, salsa and hot wings contests in hopes of taking home the Grand Champion prize. Teams host private parties on Friday night and give out samples to everyone on Saturday. 

Activities include musical entertainment and JDRF Fundraising both days, fireworks on Friday night, and the Kids Kornbread Contest on Saturday.

Williams Foods logo

Event Sponsors

Major Sponsors

Consolidated Communications logo   Johnson County Clin-Trials      KCMO Talk Radio logo

Platinum Sponsors 

Community Builder Sponsors

  • The Meritex Company

Gold Sponsors

  • FedEx Ground

Sponsorship opportunities

For sponsorship information, contact Marisa Shartzer, [email protected].  

Contact Information and Cancellations

Sarah Hirst, 913.477.7139, [email protected]

To stay notified of event cancellations, call our notification line at 913.477.7170.