Join us at the Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off

September 09, 2015 | Events

The Chamber’s Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off will be here before you know it. Held on the first Friday & Saturday of October, this event has become a local favorite with more than 60 vendors, live bands, cold beer, delicious food, fun children’s area and much more! This year, the beautiful downtown Belleville will come alive as individuals gather on Friday & Saturday, October 2 & 3 for the 32nd Annual Belleville Chili Cook-off.


The weekend food festival includes all different types of chili and non-chili items for those non-chili eaters. Festival goers can expect to find the following types of chili and more:

  • Jamaican Chili
  • Bacon Chili
  • Sweet Beef Chili
  • Red Chili
  • White Chicken Chili
  • Beef & Sausage Chili
  • Red Chili
  • Vegetarian Chili
  • Heritage Chili

The non-chili food items range from main items like turkey legs, smoked ribs and kabobs, to your sweets like kettle corn, crepes and frozen custard.

Grab a friend and join the Chamber at this year’s event. For many, this annual event has become a tradition. Make memories as you sample chili and enjoy our live entertainment from Fanfare, Well Hungarians, Junior Idols, USAF Band of MidAmerica: Airlifter Brass and Dance Floor Riot. Families with children are encouraged to check out the children’s area on Saturday with free activities for the young ones. Those looking for a Fall 5K should check out our Chili Chase 5K Run/Walk and Kids Pepper Dash open to all ages.

Everyone has their own favorite reason for coming back to this fall festival. Come experience the 32nd Annual Chili Cook-off to find your reason. Visit for more information.