About

The Event:

Attendees will enjoy tasting dozens of chili samples prepared by world champion chili competitors, local cooks, and Sponsored Cook Teams. Along with chili tasting we have a full day of activities planned including Live Entertainment, Beer & Food Vendors, a Corn Hole Tournament, and a Vintage Car Show.


The Chili:

The main event is the chili cook‐off competition being held to benefit local charities. Our CCC Open division is a judged competition for individuals and organizations wanting to compete in a Homestyle Chili cook‐off for $875 in cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights. Further, every cook team giving away chili is automatically entered into a People’s Choice competition where attendees vote for their favorite chili. The cook team receiving the most votes wins a People’s Choice trophy and a $1,000 cash prize.
World Champion Qualifiers: We are also hosting an International Chili Society (ICS) competition that draws dozens of top chili cooks from across the US. ICS chili must be prepared following ICS rules. Winners in four ICS sanctioned categories – Red, Homestyle, Chili Verde, and Salsa ‐ will receive cash prizes and qualify to compete in the next World Championship Chili Cook‐off. ICS competitors will also have chili available for attendees to sample.


Sponsored Cook Teams:

We are seeking local businesses, nonprofit and community organizations to participate. Individuals, organizations and businesses signing on as a Sponsor will compete in the CCC Open division and receive space to set up and hand out People’s Choice chili. Sponsors will be paired with a local NFP/charity that will also be given space and compete in these same categories. Sponsors will receive recognition for hosting the charity and the charity will have the opportunity to share their mission with the public while handing out chili.

Sponsors and local NFP’s/charities participating in the event will receive other key benefits including:


1. Quality interaction with the public: Connect with potential and existing customers in a relaxed, festive environment providing a level of engagement not afforded by other venues.


2. Team Building: Provide your cook team with an unforgettable team‐building experience in a fun‐filled, competitive environment complete with prizes and bragging rights up for grabs.

3. Community Recognition: Your organization’s presence at the CCC demonstrates its commitment
to supporting our local community as well as the charities that serve it.


For more information contact:

Bill Thomas ‐ (630) 297‐9836 ‐ cw.thomas2@earthlink.net
Jessica Threatt ‐ (803) 804‐7097 ‐ chilijessica21@gmail.com

“It is our mission to promote charitable organizations, schools and other groups/activities within the Indian Land Community and the County of Lancaster, South Carolina.”