We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year and you are invited!

Join us as we commemorate this milestone on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala. Gates open at 10 am. Awards will be presented starting at 4:30 pm. From chili samples and live music to a children's area and car show, there is something for everyone at the Marion County Chili Cook-Off!


The Marion County Chili Cookoff is an annual fundraiser to benefit The Cornerstone School. It has a long history of tradition since 1981 and is the primary fundraiser for the school. The Cornerstone School's mission is to hold a community event, which emphasizes tradition, food, family, and fun while creating relationships between businesses and organizations in Marion County. More than 5,000 people attended this event last year and more than 40 businesses and organizations competed in the chili competition. All proceeds from The Marion County Chili Cook-Off benefit The Cornerstone School. The Cornerstone School is the only independent private school in the Ocala area and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the State of Florida.

For more information about the event and/or ways to get involved, contact The Cornerstone School at 352-851-8840.