Chili on the River

Fall is getting closer in Henderson, which means football, pumpkins, sweater weather – and CHILI. This year, chili takes the main stage at the first-ever Chili on the River on October 19th in Downtown Henderson. This event is perfect for chili-enthusiasts, offering teams the chance to cook up their favorite recipe for cash prizes! $150 for First Place, $75 for Second Place and $50 for Third. You will also receive an awesome trophy and of course bragging rights!!

2013 Chili Logo - FinalHere’s how you can get involved!

Cost is $25 per team.

Please review the 2013 Chili On The River Rules so everyone is clear as of what to expect on the day of.

Send application to Downtown Henderson Partnership, 131 N. Main Street, Henderson, KY 42420.

 Set up will begin at 10am. After a day of cooking, tasting will begin at 4:30pm with judging to follow.


Everyone is invited to a day of fun to coincide with the cooking portion of the event. In the afternoon, visitors can enjoy children’s activities, music, corn hole, and chili!
  • Participants may start setting up at 10:00am
  • Food and Refreshments will begin at 12:30pm
  • Cook- Off will begin at 12:30pm
  • Children’s Activities and Music will begin at 2:00pm
  • Tasting will start at 4:30pm with judging to follow
For more information contact the DHP at 270-827-0016.