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Chili Challenge

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

**To help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, this event may be impacted.**

Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, 6 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, 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.

Event Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities

Presenting Sponsor

Williams Foods logo

Major Sponsors 

Consolidated Communications logo 

Platinum Sponsors 

Gold Sponsors 

  • The Peak at Sonoma (ODDO Development Company, Inc)
  • Copaken Brooks

For sponsorship information, contact Marisa Shartzer, mshartzer@lenexa.com.  


Contact Information and Cancellations

Sarah Hirst, 913.477.7139, shirst@lenexa.com

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