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55th Annual Beach 'n Chili Fest

Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place, 205 9th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, 29577

Date: 09/23/2022 - 09/25/2022
Starts: 11:00 AM
Ends: 6:00 PM

Presented by BUSH’S® Beans, the 55th World Chili Championship Cook-off will offer tourists and residents three full days of fun that can satisfy the whole family’s appetite!

The 55th World Chili Championship Cook-off (WCCC), held by The International Chili Society (ICS), will take place September 23rd through 25th at the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place in Myrtle Beach. 

General Admission to this event is FREE!

Aside from the 500+ flavors of chili to choose from, activities like the Family Fun Zone, cornhole tournament, and hot sauce/wing eating contest will keep the kids entertained. And for the more mature crowd, several decorated beer gardens with options such as seltzers, imports, craft, and domestic will refresh attendees' palates. All while local and national music acts fill the beach air with lively vibrations from country and rock artists.

This event is great for chili lovers dying to taste award-winning chili!

You can participate in the People’s Choice Judging at the cook-off by tasting any five of our competition teams’ chili and voting for your favorite one. If you want to taste more than five, don’t worry, attendees can purchase as many tasting tickets as their appetite desires. 

Learn How To Make Chili 

If you and your child are interested in learning recipes and cooking them, you can sign up for Pepper Sprouts Cooking Class. This interactive cooking class will be taught by Mr. Chilihead (Michael Freedman) himself! Learn the basics of chili, according to the International Chili Society. A parent or guardian must accompany children, but WCCC will provide all ingredients and equipment! 

For tickets and more information, click here