We’ll not only enjoy another amazing batch of beautiful weather this coming weekend, but also some great tasting chili as well.

The 4th annual Manhattan Chili Cook-off is on again this Saturday October 23rd. The event is organized by The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Young Trustees, and features a line up of great tasting chili available to sample from 8am til 5pm. Each chili is created by a team that consists of a local non-profit paired with a local corporate sponsor. Once you have purchased your tasting kit, you’ll find 25+ different chili teams to sample from this year and you get to vote on which chili was is your favorite.

This year the chili cook off will take place outside of Rockin’ K’s at the Foundation building, in the parking lot and the grassy area nearby.

Ticket purchase gets you a tasting kit that allows you to hit the various vendors and cast votes on which chili you liked the best. $5 of every ticket sold will be donated to the non-profit of your choice! There is also now an option to choose a VIP ticket, which will include the non-profit donation, tasting tickets, as well as some special drinks and food in a private area on the patio at Rockin’ K’s! Kids activities are FREE and do not require tasting kit purchase!

2019’s Chili Cookoff was held at Blue Earth Plaza.

“It’s our favorite event to come to, great exposure for us and everybody is having a great time,” said Meadowlark Foundation member Jayme Minton about 2019’s event.
Co-Chair of the Young Trustees, Veronica Sims told us that the event is great for nonprofits, because not only do they receive all the proceeds from the event, but also so many of them get a big bump in exposure. “We support 45 different non-profits that get money from the Young Trustees in this event. All the proceeds from this event will be given back to the community,” she said. Sims said she expects this year to be a great one in terms of the event’s growth,
In addition to the chili cook-off, Manhatchett MHK will be there for axe throwing, you can join a hot pepper eating competition, and you can keep up on the K-State vs Texas Tech football game on a big screen.

In 2019, over $15,000 was donated from the event to 40+ different non-profit organizations.

For more information on the Manhattan Chili Cookoff or any of the nonprofits represented on Saturday, visit mhkchili.com.