Chili Cook-Off

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 6th & Main (Newton)

A FUN way to raise money to make a difference for thousands of Harvey County residents. This is the 15th year for the popular, annual event where proceeds go to the Annual Campaign. Over a thousand people gather together in downtown Newton for fun, food and entertainment.

But Run FIRST - check out the Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K run hosted by Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau. Every race entry receives a FREE Chili Cook-off entry ticket.

Taste Chili entries from over 20 booths hosted by non-profit organizations, businesses, schools, government and more!

Vote for your favorite to win the People's Choice Award! Bring your dollars and spare change to cast your vote.

Please check our Facebook page for updates.


Download the sponsorship form here! 


DEADLINE September 23, 2021 
Buy your tickets in advance, NO REFUNDS and SAVE!
Advance tickets = $5, At the Gate = $8.
Tickets purchased today will be available for pick up at the "WILL CALL" gate (North side - alley behind Prairy Market).


Want to enter your own tasty Chili into the competition? Find the sign-up form here and the participant guide here. Fill out the form and return it to Harvey County United Way, then pay your registration fees here

It costs $100 to enter the competition before September 10th. After, registration costs $125.

For More Information, contact:

Harvey County United Way (

Committee Chairs: Merresa Akers, Union State Bank and Rick Toews, Union State Bank

Thank you to our sponsors for the 2021 Chili Cook-Off: