Downtown Garden City Chili Cook-Off, Hot Rod & Motorcycle Show 

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Tentatively Saturday, October 9, 2021

Downtown Garden City 

Chili Cook-Off, Hot Rod & Motorcycle Show

Live Music, Hot Chili, Cold Beer, & Free Children Activities!

Fun for the whole family!

When: Sat., Oct. 9, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2021 - depending on the State of Michigan & CDC Guidelines
Phone: 734.261.2830
Presented by the Downtown Garden City Development Authority
Ford Rd. & Middlebelt Rd.

Join us as 20 chili teams enter to compete for cash prizes up to $500. Other fall festivities include a wagon ride to the local PD & FD Open House, petting zoo, Car and Motorcycle Show displaying some of the best muscle on the streets plus live entertainment. Come early to vote for your favorite! The Chili goes fast! 

9:00 am Car Registration open until full 
11:00 Beer Tent Open 
12:00 pm Chili Tickets on sale 
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Entertainment & Activities* 
4:00 pm Awards presented under the Beer Tent

Depending on the State of Michigan & CDC Guidelines -  This event will take place rain or shine, outdoors at the northeast corner of Ford Rd and Middlebelt Rd in the Garden City Town Center Plaza parking lot, just north of Detroit Metro Airport, minutes from I-275, I-75, I-96, and I-94. Free parking at Garden City High School, 6500 Middlebelt until 5:00 pm with free shuttle service to the event courtesy of Nankin Transit. (If available)  

Proceeds benefit local charities. 

*Times and Activities may vary.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities ..... check back soon
  • Chili Cook-Off Rules & Registration Info ... available soon
  • Vendor Spaces - Only unique, homemade, or specific retail ideal for this event should apply. To be considered, please send photos of your booth display and all products available for purchase to

updated 02/09/2021

Thank you to our 2019 Chili Cook Off Sponsors

Thank you sponsors!