Join us for our inaugural event!

Hamlin Town Center | February 19, 2022

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Event Details

Join us for the inaugural Central Florida Chili Cookoff, a fundraiser to support our local students and teachers while sampling 60+ chilis provided by local restaurants and chefs of all varieties. Enjoy a bite from our food trucks and dessert vendors while enjoying live music, adult and family-friendly refreshments as well as our Kids Zone play area! We will also be having a blind draw doubles cornhole tournament!

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Benefiting Organizations

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Legacy Events for Education

In 2017, the Wolverine Legacy Fund was founded to award monetary grants to support and enhance Windermere High School’s (WHS) Academics, Arts, and Athletics. After bringing over $60,000 in donations to WHS, our organization is expanding with the launch of Legacy Events for Education! Our mission is to organize large scale events in western Orange County, Florida to raise funds for scholarships and grants to students and teachers at local schools. With the increasing costs of both college tuition and school expenses not covered by the district, community support is needed more than ever!

Family and friends telling you that your chili is the best they’ve ever had? Customer’s can’t get enough of your chili?

Come out and show it off! Competitive categories will be: CASI (no filler chili), Open (Anything Goes), Restaurant, Vegetarian (no meat), Showmanship and People’s Choice. Registration to open in October 2021. Click here to provide your contact info so we can notify you once registration opens! Email questions to info@centralfloridachilicookoff.com.

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CASI Sanctioned Event

What is CASI?

Each year, CASI sanctions nearly 400 domestic and international chili cookoffs as qualifying events for the CASI Terlingua International Chili Championship©, known as TICC. CASI was the original organizer of the first chili championship in Terlingua in 1967. These sanctioned events raise approximately $1,000,000 annually for the local and national charities that work with the cookoff organizers. This ultimate chili championship is held the first Saturday of November annually at Rancho CASI de los Chisos near Terlingua, Texas. The CASI Championship event is a fundraiser for local Terlingua charities and organizations and funds CASI's scholarship programs.

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Kids Zone

Kids Zone featuring obstacle course, bounce houses and interactive games to provide fun for the whole family!

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Food Trucks

We are excited to announce our food vendors!

Sponsors

Ghost Pepper Level Sponsors

Habanero Pepper Level Sponsors

Cayenne Pepper Level Sponsors

Kids Zone Sponsor

Jalapeno Pepper Level Sponsors

Poblano Pepper Level Sponsors

If you are interested in participating as a sponsor. Please fill out your name and email.