Saturday, October 21st, 2023 @ Noon

Paradise Spring Historical Park in downtown Wabash, IN

Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity is a 501(c)(3) Corporation. We aim to host the most fun and exciting chili cookoff competition around! We do this while raising money for our local Wabash County charities, making sure they are spotlighted and showered with the community support and recognition they deserve!
2023 EVENT
Join us for the 20th Annual Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Cookoff!

Come & taste several variations of homemade Chili, cooked on site!

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 (Chili tasting begins at noon!)

Where: Paradise Spring Historical Park,
Downton Wabash, IN

It's only $5 to taste & vote for your favorite! We look forward to seeing you there!

2023 Charities
  • 85 Hope Free Medical Clinic
  • Advantage Housing
  • Babe of Wabash County
  • Blessings in a Backpack of Wabash County
  • F.I.S.H. of Wabash
  • Foundation for Art & Music in Education
  • Growing Grounds
  • In*Source
  • Junior Achievement, Serving Greater Wabash 
  • LaFontaine Liberty Township History Club
  • Lighthouse Missions
  • Living Well in Wabash County
  • Manchester Early Learning Center
  • Paradise Spring
  • The Honeywell Foundation
  • The Women’s Clubhouse
  • Wabash County Cancer Society
  • Wabash County CASA
  • Wabash County Habitat for Humanity
  • Wabash River Defenders

2023 Habanero Sponsors:

>> Knee's Electrical Service 

>> Todd Adams State Farm Insurance 

>> J & K Aquariums & Pets 

>> Nate's Lawn & Landscape LLC 

>> Ground Up Diesel Repair, LLC 

>> Terrell Realty Group LLC 

>> Wings Etc. 

>> Wabash Castings LLC 

>> Visit Wabash County 

>> Wabash Appliance 

>> Denney Motor Sales, Inc. 

>> Bing M. Fowler DDS Family Dentistry 

>> Midwest Eye Consultants, P.C. - North Manchester & Wabash

>> Melissa Wetherford 

>> Crossroads Bank 

>> Heartland REMC 

>> Jon & Jim Bright 

>> J. M . Reynolds Oil Co. 

>> M & B Body Shop, Inc. 

>> Rolling Meadows Health Care 

>> Wabash County Historical Museum 

>> QC Communications, Inc. 

>> Ecowater Systems 

>> Wellbrooke of Wabash 

>> Re-Elect Wendy Frazier for Clerk Treasurer 

>> Wabash Valley Chrysler 

>> Market Street Grill

>> Turkey Buzzard Farms LLC 

>> The Ford Meter Box  

>> FOE Wabash Aerie #549  

>> G6 Military Grade I.T. 

>> Wabash Elks #471 

>> Dora Christian Church 

>> Zoomers RV & Cocojo's RV Resort 

>> Wabash Walmart 1667 

>> Cornerstone Veterinary Services 

>> South Side Supply 

>> Stor-A-Way 

>> Round Barn Metal Works, Inc. 

>> Frontline Pest Management 

>> The Biltz Agency 

>> Houlihan Lawnmower Sales & Service 

>> DJ Nick Ferry 

>> DJ Lesley Vigar at True Realty 

>> Moose Family Center #1195 

>> Kelly & Linda Habayeb 

>> Fuller's Flooring, Tile & More LLC 

>> Dorais Chevolet GMC 

>> Bulldog Battery 

>> Harry's Old Kettle Pub & Grill 

2023 Sponsorship Form

Mail checks & forms to: Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity, Inc. P.O. Box 115, Wabash, IN 46992 OR Drop off your check at 105.9 The Bash or Wabash County Visitor's Bureau

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2023 Team Entry Form & Rules

Mail checks & forms to: Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity, Inc. P.O. Box 115, Wabash, IN 46992 OR Drop off your check at 105.9 The Bash or Wabash County Visitor's Bureau

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2023 Charity Funding Application (CLOSED)

Applications were due by May 31st, 2023. Stay tuned for next year's deadlines in early 2024! The Charity Funding Application is now easy, online submission!

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You can find the current official CASI Rules at Rules 2017-2020 ( 

>> Chili must be cooked on site - All chili must be cooked from scratch on site the day of the cookoff. All chili must be prepared in the open (no cooking in motorhomes, etc.). 

>> Chili must be cooked from scratch. - "Scratch" is defined as starting with raw meat. No marinating is allowed. Commercial chili powder is permissible, but complete commercial chili mixes ("just add meat" mixes that contain premeasured spices) are not permitted.

>> There should be NO fillers in the Chili - Beans, macaroni, rice, hominy, or other similar ingredients are NOT permitted. Onions, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, etc., are permitted in chili as long as these ingredients are of consistent size and are distributed evenly throughout the judging cup.


  • P.O. BOX 115 Wabash, IN 46992, USA


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