10th Annual


Cheese dip competition




October 10, 2021

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Benefitting Harmony Health Clinic

Thanks everyone for

attending, volunteering,

and donating to make the

event such a huge success!

SEe you all next year!

Special thank you to

our 2021 sponsors

With special thanks to:

food trucks!

One can not live on cheese alone…

Regardless if you are looking for something that is grilled, fried, or frozen – something savory or sweet, our friends and their food trucks will have your covered, smothered, and dipped in goodness!

Bowmcks Rolling Cuisine

From gator bites to grilled pimento cheese sandwiches and more…

The Magic Food Bus Co.

Nachos, BBQ, burgers and sandwiches galore, you will not leave hungry.

Kona Ice of Little Rock

A staple of summer in Little Rock – if you haven’t their shaved ice yet, it’s about time we fix that.

from Small beginnings to the world stage

How it all started

Invented in 1935, cheese dip was created by the owner of Mexico Chiquito restaurants, Blackie Donnelly. The popularity of cheese dip grew, and it is now available at most restaurants across the South.

Local filmmaker, Nick Rogers, released a documentary in 2009 “In Queso Fever: A Movie About Cheese Dip” that explored the history and impact of cheese dip; the documentary went viral.  Cheese dip was loved by all, and now the South could take pride in this culinary gift.

Nick Rogers was contacted by a local event planning company about starting a cheese dip competition, and Harmony Health Clinic was designated as the beneficiary of the World Cheese Dip Championship under the non-profit umbrella of the Southern Cheese Dip Academy.  This partnership became the World Cheese Dip Competition, a 501(c)(3) that releases its profits to Harmony Health Clinic.

At the World Cheese Dip Championship (“WCDC”), professional and amateur contestants vie for the titles of Big Dipper-Professional and Big Dipper-Amateur, chosen by a panel of judges through blind tastings. People’s Choice Champions in both Professional and Amateur divisions are determined by festival attendees who will vote for their favorites. Prizes include monetary awards, WCDC merchandise, and trophies.

The World Cheese Dip Championship has been recognized both locally and nationally as one of the best food festivals for its family-friendly atmosphere and the delicious cheese dips that are entered into the competition. As we continue to grow, we look forward to seeing the World Cheese Dip Championship become the most beloved and anticipated events of the year.

Cheese dip. Come on over and see why we are so proud of this Arkansas creation.