The Annual Chili Cook-off at the American Legion in Green River is Saturday


May 14, 2024 – Wyo4News

On May 18th, starting at 6 pm, the Sons of The American Legion will be hosting their annual Chili Cook-off at the American Legion Tom Whitmore Post #28 in Green River. Entrance into the cook-off is free and welcome to everyone, but chili entries must be submitted by 6:15 pm, with dinner commencing at 6:30 pm. No pre-registration is required; however, attendees are encouraged to notify organizers if they plan to bring chili. You can contact the Legion at (307) 871-1730 to register.

Participants will compete for titles in three categories: Best Red, Best Green, and Best Other. Each category winner will receive a $50 cash prize and earn bragging rights for a year. The cook-off features a contest followed by a Legion family meal, where attendees unite to savor the diverse array of chili dishes. Open to all, a $5 donation is requested from chili enthusiasts who wish to enjoy dinner, which helps cover the prize money.


The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron is composed of male descendants of Veterans and is considered a significant component of the American Legion. Originating in 2018 at the Tom Whitmore Post 28, the Annual Chili Cook-off has become a staple event. According to the Legion, this gathering has been a longstanding tradition within the Legion Family Dinners—a time designated for members of the Legion, and those interested in learning more about the Legion’s mission, to come together.