Orlando Festival Park
2911 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32803
12:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
Festivals, Food | Wine, Beer
The 5th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-off presented by RP Funding and 2nd Annual World Chili Eating Challenge presented by Pepto Bismol takes place Saturday, February 8th, 2014 from noon until 6:00pm at Festival Park in Orlando. The event will feature a variety of chili samples, children's activities and live entertainment.
» IMAGE GALLERY: 2013 Chili Cook-off & Chili Eating Challenge
Presale tickets can be purchased at orlandochilicookoff.com.
*Chili samples while supplies last
The World Chili Eating Challenge is sanctioned and produced by the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE), the same organization that produces the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. The inaugural event was held last year and won by Chestnut, who ate 6.5 pounds of chili in just eight minutes.
Chestnut will return to defend his crown in 2014, but will face stiff competition from other world-ranked eaters including Matt Stonie, Sonya 'Black Widow' Thomas and Tim 'Eater X' Janus. They will compete for a total purse of $3,500, with $1,750 going to the winner.