The Wells Chili-Fest has been a popular, traditional late summer
event for Wells. The event is presented by the Wells,
Maine Chamber of Commerce and the Chili Cook-Offs are sanctioned by
and run in accordance to the rules of the International
Chili Society. Cash prizes and plaques are awarded for winners
in each of the cook-off categories. All winners of the Wells Chili-Fest
ICS sanctioned cook-offs qualify to compete for further cash prizes and
awards at the World's Championship Chili Cook-off. ICS cook-off competition
is for ICS members. The ICS is the largest food contest, festival organization
in the world.
The Annual Wells Chili-Fest takes place at Wells Junior High School,
Route 1, Wells, Maine.. This year's event will take place on Saturday August
26, 2017. We will have the Maine State Cook-Off this year. Our event is
sanctioned by the International
Chili Society and winners in various categories (Chili, Chili Verde,
and Salsa) will qualify to advance to the ICS World Championships.
If you would like to become one of our sponsors, we have several levels
of sponsorship from which you may choose. Please visit our Sponsorship
page for more details.
If you are a vendor and want to sell your products at our event, please
go to our Vendors page for
If you would like to enter into the Chili contest in any of the three
categories (Red Chili, Chili Verde or Salsa), then please go to out Contest
Forms page for more information.