The Chili Cook-Off, a longstanding winter tradition in Hannibal, has been cancelled because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The Hannibal Jaycees and their major sponsor, Golden Eagle Distributing, announced they’ve decided to cancel the February event. This would have been the 38th year for the Chili Cook-Off.

“We are disappointed but look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2022,” said Jaycee Mandi Minor.

Last month, the Hannibal Jaycees announced they have postponed another popular winter event, the Annual Wing Ding. Unlike the Chili Cook-Off, the 17th Annual Wing Ding will be scheduled for another date when it is safer to have large gatherings.  Check the Hannibal Jaycees Facebook page for updates and announcements.