13th Annual Grand Central District Chili Cookoff

District’s Longest-Running Event Includes Live Music, Vendors and More!

Chili Cook off Save the DateThe Grand Central Chili Cook-Off is the District’s longest-running event and serves as a fundraiser for the GCDA, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The event will take place Saturday, March 3, 2018 – rain or shine – along the 2400-2500 blocks of Central Avenue and will include the chili competition with over 30 contestants, live music, dozens of vendors and chance drawings.

Chili tasting tickets are available for $15 adult/$10 kids under 12 at Eventbrite. Advance ticket purchase is recommended; tickets will be available at the event for $20 adults/$15 kids under 12 (based on availability). As of 11:00 p.m. Friday 3/2 advance sales will be closed. Tickets are available first-come/first-serve the day of the event while availability lasts. Cash sales only. $20 adults/$15 children over 10. Chili tasting tickets include samples of all the chili entries, and voting participation in the People’s Choice category.

The chili entries will also be tasted and scored by local celebrity judges, and winners will be announced at 3:30pm in multiple categories:

  • Best Restaurant
  • Best Business/Organization
  • Best Individual
  • People’s Choice.

Admission is free to enjoy the non-chili elements of the event, including access to vendors and live local music.

Buy Chili Tasting Tickets

Registration for chili entrants is FREE and is still open. Sponsorship, vendor ($25 fee) and volunteer opportunities are also available.

Become a Sponsor

For more information, please contact the Grand Central District Association at 727.828.7006 or via email at chilicookoff@grandcentraldistrict.org.