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!
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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!
The 54th Annual World Championship Chili Cook-Off will feature fun for the entire family!
The premiere of the annual Shelby Car Show
The first Myrtle Beach Chili Cup Challenge, a charity-driven contest for corporate teams in the Myrtle Beach area
A daily, multi-brand craft Beer Garden
Family engagement area with crafts and games
Live entertainment with special appearance by Jake Hoot, Season 17 winner of "The Voice"
Sampling and tastings from more than 200 local, district and regional champions in Traditional Red, Homestyle, Chili Verde, Veggie, Salsa and Youth chili categories
People's Choice chili every day
Specialty food trucks and more!
480 Neal Street, Suite 201
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501