Metro-East Living

36th annual Chili Cook-Off concludes Saturday

Saturday is the last day of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce annual Chili Cook-Off. The event will run 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Public Square in downtown Belleville. There will be more than 60 vendors, live entertainment and other festivities.

Festival Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 12

  • 9 a.m. Chili Chase 5K Run/Walk
  • 11 a.m. Festival opens
  • 11 a.m. Children’s area opens — sponsored by Gateway Region YMCA, on South Illinois Street
  • 11:30 a.m. Live music — Belleville West Jazz Band on the Main Stage
  • 3 p.m. Live music — USAF Band of Mid-America-Starlifter on the Main Stage
  • 4 p.m. Children’s area closes
  • 5 p.m. Chili Cook-Off awards on the Main Stage
  • 6 p.m. Live music — Trixie Delight on the Main Stage
  • 9:30 p.m. Souvenir stands and token booths close
  • 10 p.m. Beer stands close
  • 10:30 p.m. Festival closes