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10:00 - 11:30 am

Band - King Cabbage

11:00 Am

Gates Open - Chili is Served

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Band - The Wise Guys

12:30 pm

Hot Pepper Eating Contest

1:00 pm

Chili Winners Announced

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Band - Quesadilla

It’s Time to Rock and Roll at VI’s 20th Annual Chili Cook-off!

You can get the All-Access Pass for a minimum $15 donation. Enjoy 3 bowls of chili with over 60 different options in all different genres … including a medley of recipes from the best restaurants in OKC.  


With live music, free popsicles and beer available for purchase, you can live out your music festival dreams. If you really want to Start the Fire, compete in our hot pepper eating contest for a prize that is T.N.T. Dynamite 


All proceeds benefit

United Way of Central Oklahoma.

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Email Karlie Stafford or call 405.525.0055
for details.


Merch Shop

Want to remember this day forever?
Vintage mugs will be on sale at the event for another $10 donation per mug.


Carne Diem Past Winners

2021 - Janet Hoskins

2020 - You! With the help of our cookbook.

2019 -Flying Pig, David Greggs

2018 - Scottie's Deli, Eric Fossett

2017 - Provision Kitchen, Whitney McClendon

2016 - Flying Pig, David Greggs

2015 - Flying Pig, David Greggs

2014 - The Range Café

2013 - The Food Dude, Dave Cathey

2012 - Rococo, Bruce Rinehard


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Time to Feast and Fiesta.

Start fasting now. VI’s 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off is approaching fast.

For a minimum $10 donation, you’ll get 3 whole bowlfuls of chili, with over 50 different options to choose from… including recipes from some of the best restaurants in OKC. Plus, we’ll have beer available for purchase, and live music too. And if you feel like sweating and involuntarily crying, compete in our hot-pepper-eating contest for a dynamite prize.

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