Chili Cook-Off



The University of Okoboji Chili Cook-Off is one of the main kick-off events to start the fun for Winter Games. With around 2,000 attendees each year, this is a great way to feature your business and show off your chili cooking skills!

This year’s event will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Dickinson County Expo Center in Spirit Lake. Please register to be a vendor by emailing or mailing the attached entry form to the contact provided. Registrations are due no later than Friday, January 10, 2020.

Mugs are now available! Skip the lines and purchase your mugs today at:


Oak Hill Marina - 176 U.S. Hwy 71 S, Arnolds Park, IA, 51331

The IGLA Chamber of Commerce Office - 565 S Hwy 71 - Suite 4, Arnolds Park, IA, 51331

The Boonedock's - 228 US-71, Arnolds Park, IA, 51331

The Welcome Center/Maritime Museum - 243 W Broadway, Arnolds Park, IA, 51331


Oak Hill Outdoor - 2188 IA-86, Milford, IA, 51351

The Three Sons - 902 10th Street, Milford, IA, 51351


Hy-Vee Spirit Lake - 1500 18th Street, Spirit Lake, IA, 51360

Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce - 1710 Lincoln Ave #D, Spirit Lake, IA, 51360


 Sign up now to be sure you are a part of the Chili Cook-Off!

This year's theme: 

Chili Cook-off Registration Form

Food Safety 101 Packet - Must Read!