Spilli Chili is a bi-annual Chili Cookoff Festival in Spillimacheen, BC. Join us in 2016 dates and times TBA.

The Festival is open to everyone from families and friends to Chili aficionados. Anyone can be a guest cook, and anyone can come spend the day with us.

The Spilli Chili Cookoff Festival is on the traditional Spillimacheen Festival Grounds, in Spillimacheen, BC. Tickets at the gate: Adults $5 / Children 12 and under FREE.
The 2016 Festival will support Columbia Valley food producers, including the beef and ranching community, and local produce and agricultural producers. The growing local valley artisans market will be bigger and better, and all day entertainment featuring new and well known musician will be performing. Our goal is to be a leader and example in outdoor Food Festivals, and we will be championing food and health regulations for mass gatherings. We hope you will join us!

Be a Cook

What We Do. Our List Of Services.

Ready to share your special Chili recipe? We are looking for qualified cooks for our Festival!

Well, we want you! Complete your cook's application as soon as you can, and submit it to info@spillichili.com. All instructions, resources and regulations are in our Cooks Application Package.

    Our Cook's Application


    Complete, and submit your cook's application as soon as you can!

Be a Vendor

Artisans, and other local vendors are welcome to set up in our second annual Artisan Market.

All you have to do is download our Vendor Application and submit it to us. All Vendor Applications are subject to approval, and Vendors will be required to set up between 8:00am and 10:00am on the site. Vendors will have designated parking, accessible to their site.

    Our Vendor Application. Please email to info@spillichilicookoff.com


    There is no electrical service on the site. All vendors who require power will be required to provide their own generators. For the public comfort, only low decibel generators will be permitted.


Get in on some of the action...

Volunteering for the Spilli Chili Cookoff Festival is a dynamic and fun opportunity, and we have positions in almost all areas.

Volunteers are all given FREE access to the event, and a special Volunteer Appreciation Gathering! All volunteers will be rotated through tasks so that you're never bored, and never apart from the action. We require volunteers for Site Work, Parking Control, Ticketing, Sound Techs and Stage Help. If you are interested please contact us at info@spillichilicookoff.com

Rules and Regulations

Just a few reminders.


Camping may not be available in 2016. Please stay tuned for updates.


Absolutely no campfires are allowed, under any circumstances.


Please no dogs on site - this is a Food Festival, thank you!


Any Questions?

Drop us a line using
contact form below


Or send your questions to:

976 Hwy 95
Spillimacheen, BC

Phone: +1-250-346-3306
E-mail: info@spillichilicookoff.com
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Our Thanks To:

  • Overwaitea - Golden
  • 1876 Confederation Log Homes of the E. Kootenay
  • Columbia Valley Credit Union - Golden
  • Fountain Tire - Golden
  • Off The Wall - Golden
  • Falkins Insurance - Golden
  • Sobeys - Golden
  • Gottler Bros. - Golden
  • Kal Tire - Golden
  • Red Tomato Pies - Golden
  • an anonymous donation