A Chili Mecca


 Do you have the best chili recipe in town? Or maybe Hot Wings or Salsa is more your thing?  Put your culinary skills to the test and join us!!


This year approximately 30 to 60 Teams / Individuals will compete in the "Chili In The Junction".  Pick you version of chili to enter, CASI, or Open Chili.


Contestants may also compete in the Salsa and Hot Wings contests. You can compete in just one category or all four. Amateurs are welcome!! 


 The contest begins Saturday at 10 a.m. For $3 the public can taste chili's from different cooks  (while they last). 

Awards are announced at approximately 4:00pm.

 Many Teams will work to raise donations on behalf of their Team and donate to (JDRF ) Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Iowa Chapter!  JDRF donation buckets are also placed at each chili booth, and vendor booths for the public to donate.  Prizes are also awarded for the Team/ Individual with the highest donation to JDRF!



KidsKornbread  Contest Too!!  Kids 12 and under are invited to join in on the fun at   "Chili In The Junction" with the Kids Kornbread Contest. Show your culinary skills by creating the best cornbread in the contest, and be eligible to win great prizes. Click on the Kids Contest link for more details. Kids please deliver your cornbread entry to the Main"Chili In TheJunction Booth" by 10:30am Sat.  September 22nd.




 2018  Sponsors










​​Silver Sponsors

Louie's Flooring Company

Executive Interiors ~ Tony Hufford

Sully's Irish Pub

MO' Goodness Foods


​Join us for  Chili In The Junction!!!

Benefitting JDRF!!!

September 22nd 2018

425 Railroad Ave,West Des Moines

Railroad Park in Valley Junction

Open to the public 10am to 4pm

Open to the public!!

One $3 spoon is all you need to sample.

Turning Type 1 into Type NONE !!!

Free Kids Face painting & Arts' / Craft Table.

Pets are welcome on a leash!!

~Cooks Entries~

    CASI Chili $20

    Traditional $20

    Salsa $10

    Hot Wings $10 ​

ALL 4 Divisions $40