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The 14th Annual

Chili Cookoff

October 8th, 2022

1pm - 5pm

It’s back... the Chili Cookoff returns to Downtown Wheaton this October! Your favorite Downtown eateries compete for your vote with their unique spin on this fan-favorite dish. Ticketholders will enjoy unlimited chili tastings before voting on the tastiest recipe. Join us for this festive fall event... admission includes UNLIMITED tastings, so bring your appetite. This event will sell out, so buy your tickets now!

15 of your favorite Downtown Wheaton businesses have entered the competition, and YOU decide the champion! The winner will be announced at 5pm at the Innovator Hale Street Tents - Wheaton Drama Stage. Participating businesses include*:

  • 302 Wheaton

  • Adelle's Fine American Fare

  • Altiro Latin Fusion

  • Billy Bricks

  • The Burger Social

  • Dry City Brew Works/Steamboat BBQ

  • Egg'lectic Cafe

  • El Zarape

  • Gia Mia Pizza Bar

  • Hale Street Cantina

  • Ivy of Wheaton

  • Moveable Feast + Co.

  • Suzette's Creperie

  • Yia Mas - A taste of Greece

Live Music by...
The Wheaton Dad Band


Check-in begins at 12pm at the "W" Tent on Front Street (next to Naperville Running Company). Ticketholders receive event materials at check-in.


Thank you to our generous sponsors...


*Participating businesses subject to change without notice.



Severe Weather Policy:
Unless otherwise indicated, outdoor events occur rain or shine. If lightning or other dangerous weather is imminent or present, the DWA reserves the right to cancel or delay any remaining event activities. Updates on the status of an interrupted or canceled event will be posted to Facebook and Instagram @downtownwheaton. Please note, event websites and social media pages may not be immediately updated to reflect any weather related changes. In the event a ticketed event is canceled, the DWA will email ticket holders with options for their unused tickets.

Refund Policy:
All ticket sales are final. No refunds will be issued. If an event is canceled, the DWA will email ticket purchasers to advise of available options.

Photo/Video Policy:
The Downtown Wheaton Association takes photographs and videos of attendees for the purpose of promoting our events, promotions, membership, etc. By attending any DWA events and/or promotions the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) agrees to the use and distribution of their image/likeness (or that of a minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such activities for any purpose without inspection, compensation, or any other consideration now and in the future.

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