With teams from Kansas and surrounding states (80 teams or so!), the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff has been a Wichita tradition for over 30 years. Since 2005 when the Wagonmasters took over the event and brought it back Downtown, the event has exploded with a renewed level of enthusiasm by contestants and attendees alike.
Pepper Eating Contest
Watch insanely crazy contestants eat as many peppers as humanly possible in 5 minutes. Whoever consumes the most without losing it, takes home $100. The fun starts in front of the main stage beginning at 2:45 PM.