Empire Market Chili Cookoff Seeks Contestants

(Joplin, MO) – Joplin Empire Market will host their 4th Annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday, January 21, 2023. It will be held during normal Market hours (10:00 am to 2:00 pm) at 931 E. 4th Street.

Applications for contestants are now open on Google Forms or through the Empire Market’s Facebook Event Page. Contestant applications will be accepted until Saturday, January 14.

Contestants will bring their homemade chili for judging by a panel, and also for public tasting. Cash prizes and trophies will be given for first through third places and a People’s Choice will also be awarded. more details for contestants can be found on the applications. Those with queries are encouraged to reach out to Lindsay Gagnon at lindsay@downtownjoplin.com.

About Downtown Joplin Alliance: 

Downtown Joplin Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown community as a thriving, safe and attractive center of art, history, enterprise, commerce, culture, residence and entertainment. Downtown Joplin is host to many monthly, seasonal, and annual events designed to encourage community involvement and stimulate the local economy.


Lindsay Gagnon, Market Director
Downtown Joplin Alliance


    • Hi, Ken! We don’t have any information on the 2024 event. However, if you’re interested in next year’s contest, we recommend reaching out to the Downtown Joplin Alliance at 417.501.9649!

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