The Palladium Society

The Palladium Society 2018 Chili Cook-Off

Are you ready for some famously hot chili?

Do you love a bowl of “Famously Hot” chili? Cold beer? Great live music? Then join Historic Columbia at Music Farm Columbia for The Palladium Society's 20th annual Chili Cook-Off. One of HC's most popular events, the Chili Cook-Off is hosted by The Palladium Society and features a variety of chili recipes, judging by local celebrities, cash prizes for the winners, and live music. Ticket price includes all you can eat and drink chili, wine and beer, and all proceeds from this event benefit Historic Columbia. Stay tuned for more details, and become a member of The Palladium Society to save on your Cook-Off tickets! 

VIP option ($20 additional on any ticket level, very limited number available)


-Get an extra hour at the event (4:30pm to 5:30pm) to start enjoying drinks and chili before the crowd arrives

-Mingle with our chili judges

-Separate VIP bar throughout the event

-Free entry to Tin Roof on the evening of the Cook-Off

Click here for photos from last year.

Call for Sponsors & Cookers! 

If you are interested in sponsoring the Cook-Off, contact Wendi Spratt at or 803.252.7742 x 12 for more information.

Please read the rules for entry HERE and then complete the following form to enter your chili!

For more information contact Lauren Mojkowski at