2019 Lip Smacking ChilyRumpus Chili Cook Off


We are proud to announce the 2019 Lip Smackin’ Chilyrumpus Chili Cookoff Sunday November 3rd at Wicked Tuna from 11am-6pm … a NEW event steeped in Grand Strand tradition!

Join us for a full day of Live Music, Local Craft Brews, Vendors, Food Trucks, and some of the best chili recipes on the beach!

Sample chili from local families, clubs, businesses, and restaurants with a variety of recipes and garnishes. Buy tickets for 3oz samples from 11am-5pm and cast your vote for this year’s People’s Choice Award!

Over 50 local artists, merchants, chefs, and non-profits offer everything from handmade clothing and jewelry to stained glass and, FRESH SUSHI. Bring your appetite and a recyclable shopping bag to take home unique gifts made right here by your friends and neighbors. 

New South Brewing – celebrating their 20th year – will feature $4 drafts of their Award-Winning White Ale, Nut Brown, IPA, and more. Bring your ID to get your local brew on! Lindemann’s Wines and Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails will also be available for just $4!

The KIDZ ZONE will feature FREE INFLATABLES from K-Bar Farms, FREE Arts and Crafts sponsored by the Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum … and MORE. 

The KIDZ ZONE will also feature a wide variety of tasty treats for the whole family, including some of the area’s best FOOD TRUCKS!

Wave 104.1’s Scott Mann and Crash from 96.1 KZQ will emcee the Main Stage from 11am-5:30pm and broadcast LIVE from the event. 

Tune in to Wave 104, KZQ, or follow Scott Mann and Crash on Facebook to catch this year’s music lineup and your chance to WIN FREE VIP CHILYRUMPUS TICKETS!

Chili Teams: Think you got what it takes to win it all? $20 and 20 gallons of your original recipe is all you need to put your skills to the test. Sign up through our Competitor Registration Form

Vendors: 10x10 spots are just $100 and free for non-profits.  Sign up today through our Vendor Registration Form. Registration WILL close once all spots are full.

For more info, follow us on Facebook or click here to become a member, sponsor, competitor, vendor, or volunteer! 

Volunteers join us Wed. 10/16 from 6-8pm at New South Brewery to join the team … individual and group volunteers welcome! Be sure to sign up as a volunteer through our Volunteer Registration Form.

Bring your Own Spoon and enter to win the BEST SPOON CONTEST!

Bring your own water bottle and fill up at our FREE WATER STATION!

FREE SHUTTLES will run from Mellow Mushroom at Inlet Square Mall from 10am-7pm.

Please remember to drink responsibly and assign a designated driver, carpool, Uber, Lyft, or call Creekside Cab (843) 357-8444 to make sure everyone gets home safely.

Proceeds fund the Adaptive Surf Project, a registered 501C3 non-profit organization, helping individuals with disabilities surf since 2014.


The Chilirumpus Off is November 3, 2019!


Lip Smacking ChilyRumpus Chili Cook Off!

 This year's Chili Cook Off at Wicked Tuna in Murrells Inlet will Benefit the Adaptive Surf Project.  Join 10,000 people in this grand celebration of great food, great music, and great beer! Where? When?

Outside Wicked Tuna Restaurant (4123 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576) from 10 am to 6 pm.  Volunteers and vendor should start coming at 6 am and no later than 9 am.

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