2021 Chugwater Chili Cook-Off

35th Annual Chugwater Chili Cookoff

Wyoming’s State Championship Chili Cook-Off
Saturday June 19th, 2021

Join us on Saturday, June 19, 2021 for the 35th Annual Chugwater Chili Cook-Off, Wyoming’s spiciest hometown event!  All the fun takes place at Staats Park in Chugwater, Wyoming.

There’s something for the whole family in 2021!

  • Chili tasting, including a People’s Choice Award!
  • Car Show complete with trophies!
  • Kids games, crafts and an updated outdoor playground PLUS a water slide at 2pm hosted by Chugwater Valley Church (Swan & 3rd St.)
  • Shopping at our food and product vendors
  • Adults-only Beer Tent
  • and this year, a Ranch Rodeo with Bronc Rides!

2021 Live Entertainment (Click on the links below for more information on each group)

2021 Entertainment

Prairie Wildfire

Walker Williams Band

Southside Highway



Sanctioned Cook-off

The cook-off is a nationally recognized event through the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI.)  It is open to anyone with a passion for chili, whether it’s cooking it, tasting it or celebrating it!


Chugwater 5K

New for 2021 is the Chugwater 5K.

Chugwater School is having its first 5k race on Saturday morning, June 19th! The race starting point is located at the school and will end at the Annual Chugwater Chili Cook-Off in the park. All proceeds from the race will go directly back into the school for all student and staff needs so please join us for a fun time and support our local school!

More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/570831810778063


Supporting Local Communities

Your support of our event since 1986 benefits our community, including local nonprofit groups like the Chugwater School Student Organizations (FFA and FBLA), Chugwater Volunteer Fire Department, Chugwater Historical Unity Group, Chugwater Housing and Economic Development and the Chugwater Community Center.


Join us every year!

The Chugwater Cook-Off is always the third Saturday of June (the Saturday before Father’s Day). What a great tradition to kick off Father’s Day weekend every year!

Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors!