MEDO - Manchester 2011 World's Championship Chili Cookoff tickets are now available

2011 WCCC tickets will be available online or at select locations throughout Manchester

Manchester, NH – Tickets are now available for the 2011 World’s Championship Chili Cookoff (WCCC) which is coming to Veterans Park in downtown Manchester from Friday, September 30th- Sunday, October 2nd.  Tickets are $5.00 if purchased before the event and $7.00 at the gate.  $1.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to the events’ supporting charities: Families in Transition, the Greater Manchester YMCA, New Horizons and the Manchester Rotary.  Last year the City of Manchester was able to donate more than $20,000 to participating charities.

This is the second consecutive year that the City of Manchester will host the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff.  The WCCC is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and is the culmination of more than 200 chili cook-offs that are held throughout the country.  The WCCC will name a World Champion in three divisions: red chili, chili verde and salsa.  The Red Chili winner will take home a $25,000 grand prize and the coveted Bronze Pot Trophy.  Last year’s Red Chili Champion was Tom Hoover from Ohio (picture attached).

Tickets and parking passes can be purchased online by visiting the 2011 WCCC website,  Tickets will also be available for purchase at locations throughout Manchester, including all supporting charities offices and City Hall. 

For more information about the 2011 WCCC and a complete list of locations to purchases event tickets visit or contact Chris Wellington at 603.624.6505.

Locations to purchase 2011 WCCC Tickets:

Manchester City Hall
One City Hall Plaza
Manchester, NH
Info Booth (1st Fl)

Mayors Office (3rd Fl)



YMCA of Londonderry

406 Rockingham Rd
Londonderry, NH


YMCA of Greater Manchester
30 Mechanic St
Manchester, NH

New Horizons 
 199 Manchester St
         Manchester, NH       

Families in Transition
OutFiters Thrift Store

394 Second St
Manchester, NH

Greater Manchester

Chamber of Commerce

54 Hanover St

Manchester, NH

Families in Transition
OutFITers Thrift Store

5 Market Lane
Concord, NH

YMCA Allard Center
116 Goffstown Back Rd
Goffstown, NH

Parking Division
25 Vine Street

Victory Garage
Manchester, NH