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9th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival
Our annual Chili Cook-Off is a day where Long Islanders can enjoy the most diverse, delicious, and creative meat and vegan chili dishes from local food establishments, area businesses, and local talent. Prizes will be given in several categories including a “People’s Choice” award.
And it's more than just a day to enjoy chili. It's a fun-filled afternoon with one-of-a-kind vendors, food, beverages, and children’s games. Then, at 3:30pm, we start our much-anticipated annual Halloween costume contest for kids under 10 years of age.
Bring the whole family. Admission is free. Chili tasting tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Don't like chili? That's ok. There will be other delicious food for you to enjoy . . . live music for your listening pleasure . . . children's games to keep the kids out of trouble . . . and you just might be able to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with our unique vendors, many with one-of-a-kind items.
All proceeds benefit people impacted by mental illness including at-risk and homeless Veterans.
Below you will find information about how you can register a chili team, purchase chili tasting tickets in advance at a discount, host a vendor table, as well as how you or your company can become a sponsor.
ADMISSION IS FREE!
Buy chili tasting tickets in advance and save!
3 for $5 | 7 for $10 | 15 for $20
Day of Event: 2 for $5 | 5 for $10 | 12 for $20
Click the link below to buy tickets or to register a chili team!
Sponsorship Opportunities and Vendor Tables
Title Sponsor: $5,000
Your company will receive naming rights to this event for two consecutive years. It comes with a full sponsorship package including company logo on all digital and print media and marketing materials; prominent display of banner; signage at event; vendor table; chili for eight people; and, participation in the trophy awards ceremony with photo.
Meat Teams Sponsor: $2,000
Company logo prominently displayed at each (meat) chili team table; company logo on website, social media, and marketing materials; banner display and signage at event; vendor table; chili for six people; and, participation in the trophy awards ceremony with photo.
Vegan Teams Sponsor: $2,000
Company logo prominently displayed at each (vegan) chili team table; company logo on website, social media, and marketing materials; banner display and signage at event; vendor table; chili for six people; and, participation in the trophy awards ceremony with photo.
Habanero Flame: $1,000
Company logo displayed on website, social media and all marketing materials; banner display; signage at event; vendor table; and, chili for six people.
Serrano Heat: $500
Company logo displayed on website and social media; signage at event; and, chili for four people.
Smokin’ Jalapeno: $250
Company logo on website; signage at event, chili for two people.
Vendor Table: $50
10'x10' area provided. Bring your own tent. Items for sale must be: works of art, hand-made crafts or jewelry, unique items not commonly found in retail stores or online, one-of-a-kind items, or collectables. MHAW reserves the right to reject a vendor table application.