Atenas Chili Fiesta

  • Main Salon
    • 11:00 – 1:30 Chili Tasting Contest
    • 2:30 – 4:30 The Sugarland Brass Company Band
    • 7:00 – 9:30 Special Concert by Latin Grammy Nominee – Tamela Hedstrom (Additional charge)
  • Outdoor Beer Garden and Food Festival Stage
    • Food – Pizza, BBQ, Hamburgers, Corn Dogs, Chili, Chocolate, Ice Cream and more…
    • 11:00 – 12:30 Talent Contest - Atenas Chili Fiesta Best Upcoming Musician/Band
    • 12:30 -1:00   Country Line Dancing Lessons
    • 1:00-3:00   The Mamon-Chinos Classic Rock and Roll Band
    • 3:00-3:30  Latin Dance Lessons
    • 3:30-4:45   Music of VozesDuo from Atenas
    • 5:00 – 8:00 DJ Music and Dancing
  • Sabana Larga Bull Ring
    • 11:30-12:30  The UTN Lasso Group Demonstrations
    • 1:00-2:30  Don Alberto’s Horse Show and Pony Rides
    • 3:00-5:00  Bingo!
  • Arts & Craft Fair and Children’s Special Games and Fun Area
    • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Welcome! Thank you for visiting our website!

We have some fabulous things happening!

Name / Logo New

We will no longer be the "Atenas Charity Chili Cook-off" but wanted a more inclusive name for Ticos and everyone alike.

SO, our new name is "Atenas Chili Fiesta"!

Location New

We're changing our location to Sabana Larga on Highway 3 in Atenas

This venue is beloved by the Ticos and everyone will love the many convenient venues, spacious salon where the chili contest will take place, easily accessible expanded parking, and much more. It's conveniently located on the Highway 3 bus line and taxis are plentiful.

Getting there

Operations Time Expanded

We're expanding our hours of operation. We will now be open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with many new things planned for that day.

The committee is extremely excited about all the fun things happening and we can't wait to share them as we finalize plans. Have an itch to volunteer for this wonderful charitable event?

Making a Difference! For the Kids

We are proud and pleased to donate the proceeds from this marvelous event to the kids at Hogar de Vida.

Thirty-five Costa Rican children live on the property of Hogar de Vida in a children's home founded by Tim and Dena Stromstad in 1995. They range in age from birth to ten years and were abandoned, orphaned or came from abusive situations.

This wonderful organization meets their daily needs in a stable home environment where they receive good nutrition, clothing, an education, spiritual training, and are surrounded by trustworthy authority figures.

The 2014 funds were used to provide a security gate for the property and help feed and care for these special little people. By attending the Atenas Chili Fiesta you are benefiting these precious children in need.

Come One Come All

We look forward to seeing you at the Event. If you are interested in being a sponsor, a donor, a Chili Team, or a volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Just click any of the headings above for information and contact details.

Become a Volunteer Now!

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2015 Atenas Chili Cookoff (1)

2014 Atenas Chili Cookoff (1)

2014 Atenas Chili Cookoff (2)

Hogar de Vida and MultiFrio

Jalapeño's Comment (2013)

Children of Hogar de Vida


"No act of kindness, no matter how small it is, is ever wasted."

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2015 Event Sponsors

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Premier Sponsors

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