Thousand Oaks Chili Cook Off, Car Show and Craft Brew Festival: A Conejo Valley Tradition

The Thousand Oaks Chili Cook Off, Car Show and Craft Brew Festival is a beloved annual event in the Conejo Valley, held at Conejo Creek North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. This event has a rich history, attracting thousands of attendees each year from the local community and beyond.



The event, now in its 47th year, has grown into a significant celebration of chili, craft beer, classic cars, and community spirit. It is a family-friendly event that offers something for everyone, from chili aficionados to car enthusiasts to beer lovers. 

Number of Attendees

On average, the Thousand Oaks Chili Cook Off, Car Show and Craft Brew Festival draws a large crowd, with attendance numbers reaching into the thousands. This vibrant event has become a highlight of the spring season in the Conejo Valley, bringing together people of all ages to enjoy delicious food, great music, and classic cars.


Types of Chili, Beer, and Food

The festival features a wide variety of chili recipes, from traditional beef chili to vegetarian and vegan options, showcasing the creativity and culinary skills of the participants. Attendees can also enjoy a selection of craft beers from local breweries, as well as other food vendors offering a range of delicious options to satisfy every palate.


2024 Event Details

The 2024 Thousand Oaks Chili Cook Off, Craft Brew Festival & Classic Car Show is scheduled for May 5th, 2024, from 12-5pm, with a VIP Hour from 11am to 12pm. This year promises to be the best ever, with authentic craft breweries participating and a fantastic lineup of activities and entertainment.

This year's event is an International Chili Society sanctioned event, ensuring a high standard of chili competition. 100% of the profits from the event go to benefit local charities that provide services to the Conejo Valley community. The event is run by 100% volunteers, keeping expenses low and maximizing the impact of the donations. In 2023, the event donated $100,000 to local charities.

Admission is $25 or kids 10 and under are free. 


Thousand Oaks Chili Cook Off Highlights

The 2024 festival will feature two stages of live music, showcasing the best local musicians. The car show is expected to be the best in Ventura County, with classic and unique cars on display, including cars from movies. Additionally, there will be a free Kid Zone with bounce houses, obstacle courses, a giant slide, face painting, and more activities for children to enjoy.


Driving Directions To Thousand Oaks Chili Cook Off 

To get to Conejo Creek North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, by car, take the 101 Freeway to the Moorpark Road exit. Head south on Moorpark Road, then turn left onto Janss Road. The event venue will be on your left.

Don't miss out on this exciting event that brings together the community for a day of fun, food, and entertainment. Mark your calendars for May 5th, 2024, and join in the celebration at the Thousand Oaks Chili Cook Off, Car Show and Craft Brew Festival!


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