Sept.  17 - 19, 2021

Welcome to the official website of the 54th World Championship Chili Cook-off. We are thrilled to host this year's event in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC. Join us for all the fun and get ready to take your taste buds for a spin like no other!



About the Cook-off

Automotive racing legend Carroll Shelby knew a thing or two about chili. In fact, he and friends created the first official chili cookoffs, which now lead to the largest annual competition in the world! And in 2021, that event is going to be one big Chili Beach Bash!


The WCCC attracts hundreds of chili cooks and awards almost $100,000 in prizes, all while giving thousands of chili fans a chance to taste some of the most creative and delicious chili ever made.

Join us! And bring an appetite! Gate admission is FREE but don’t forget to grab your tasting tickets before it’s too late!

Sign Up To Volunteer

Want a behind-the-scenes look at the greatest chili event ever? WCCC is looking for Myrtle Beach locals who want to volunteer for the September event. Each volunteer will receive a free tee-shirt and lunch during their shift. See more details by clicking the link below! 

Booking Your Stay

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What’s Happening

Come watch cooking demonstrations and get pro tips from the chili experts. If you’re looking for something a little more ‘hands on,’ sign up for WCCC’s very own Hot Pepper Challenge and see if you have what it takes to be the last man or woman standing. Stick around for daily musical acts, including Season 17 winner of “The Voice,” Jake Hoot.


Check out the full list of programming below!

Contact Us

480 Neal Street, Suite 201
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501

(931) 528-8852