Welcome to the Marion County Chili Cook-Off page!

Looking for the HOTTEST event in town? You have come to the right place!

For 35 years, The Marion County Chili Cook Off has been a staple in community events. The great Southeastern Livestock Pavilion transforms into a festive atmosphere of sensory delight.  Warm, spicy aromas blend together calling all hungry spectators to sample nearly 60 varieties of chili crafted by culinary aficionados from near and far. Enjoy live entertainment by local favorites such as The Band 4Play and vote for who has the BEST LOOKING BOOTH, and make your choice for BEST CHILI.   Come to sample or come to cook, we’ll see you there!

Stay tuned for for more details concerning the 2017 Marion County Chili Cook Off!


            Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

                     2232 NE Jacksonville Rd

                           Ocala, FL  34470

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In memory of Ted Thoeni with 2nd Hand Smoke, the second place winner for the families division in 2016.

Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors!
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