The Capital City Chili Cook-off began in 2004 at the suggestion of then President Brian Harrington as a way to raise money for the Montgomery Lions Club Community Foundation, a 501 c(3) organization that supports the charities of the Montgomery Lions Club. The inaugural event was held at the Historic Train Shed in downtown Montgomery on the Riverfront. More than 12 teams participated and helped raise more than $14,000. Our event continues this year with the expectation to continue to grow the financial support of the Montgomery Lions Club Community Foundation and the Montgomery Lions Club.
Montgomery Lions Club in support of the Lions Club International Mission, we serve with our resources and volunteer efforts to conserve sight, provide assistance for deserving youth, develop youth leaders and foster international understanding and friendship.
As one of the largest Lions Club in Alabama, the Montgomery Lions Club has served the community since 1922. Each Lion serves as a volunteer, donating his or her time and talent to continue the solid reputation for community service and traditional family values through the outreach of saving sight and serving youth. Our Club's commitment to the deserving children of Montgomery mirrors generations of caring Lions and is woven into the fabric of each relationship and written into its plans for tomorrow.
This year's Chili Cookoff will take place on October 29, 2022 at the Riverwalk Stadium between 11am-1pm. Reserve your spot today by filing out a registration form below! Get your business in front of the public eye and win their hearts with your best chili recipe. All team sponsorship proceeds go toward Montgomery Lions Club charities.
This is the event the whole River Region looks forward to every year! Attendance grows every time, and this year will be no exception. And don't worry about competing with the restaurant pros. We have amateur and restaurant categories to level the playing field. The cook-off will be held once again at beautiful Riverwalk Stadium.
For sponsorship & team registration payment, please click HERE!
Ticket information: general admission $15 at the gate, children 10 & under free, military at the gate $10 with ID. Advance tickets $12 through 10/26
2020 Chili Cookoff Winners
Amateur Meat - Sav the Seasoning - STS Filing Products
Restaurant Meat - Montgomery Biscuits
Amateur Poultry - Black & Tan
Restaurant Poultry - Chef Smoke Johnson, sponsored by Gilpin & Givhan
Amateur Vegetarian - Capell Howard
Restaurant Vegetarian - McPhillips Shinbaum
Amateur Best Overall Chili
1 - Sav The Seasoning - STS filing products
2 - Hope Inspired Ministries
Restaurant Best Overall Chili
1 - Chef Smoke Johnson, sponsored by Gilpin & Givhan
2 - Montgomery Biscuits
Best Booth - HOT SOS - Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons
1 - McPhillips Shinbaum
2 - Whitfield Foods