Festival highlights include:
Five outdoor stages plus one indoor stage of continuous live music
Community Mural Art Project
Wonderland Children’s Area
Beachside Beer Garden & Spirits
Food vendors and local restaurant fare
Unique handcrafted merchandise: clothing, accessories and more
Raffle with prizes from more than 20 local businesses
Celebration of Wonderland Amusement Park's 100th Anniversary
The Chili Cook-Off is held at the grassy area at the foot of Newport (between Santa Monica Ave and Newport).
To taste the array of chili samples you may purchase individual taste tickets at our ticket booth (2 servings for $1) or you may purchase a Peoples Choice ticket for a sample of all the teams of chili for the single price of $10.
If the contestant booths run out of chili, never fear! Shades Oceanfront Bistro and Craves Cafe will also have a booth providing individual bowls of chili (both meat AND vegetarian!) for just $2 per bowl.
So come and sample and enjoy!
The line for the Cook-Off starts at 10am, and the tasting begins at 11am with the sound of the bullhorn.
Ticket Information - new and improved for this year's event!
Buy a Master Chili Ticket and get a taste of not only each participating contestant's recipe (over 24+ chilis) and also receive a serving of the Committee Chili.
Competition Chili - Over 20 contestants
Buy a taste for $1 OR Buy a Master Ticket a try every recipe for only $20.
Each contestant will have ten gallons of chili for tasters.
Committee Chili - Over 60 gallons of regular and vegetarian chili!
Buy a 4oz serving bowl for just $4!
Chili Tickets available starting at 10am and will be sold until the chili is gone.....see you there!
If you would like to connect with the group, we will be meeting at the Starbucks on the corner of Bacon and Newport at 9:30am and heading down to get in line for 10am. As always look for the tophat to find us.