Spooktacular Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, October 27th, from 9:00-3:00 downtown Oshkosh will be kickin’ off its annual Halloween Festival! Similar to previous events, this will be a family fun for all ages.  This year downtown will be filled with an entire block of art & craft vendors, Halloween/autumn harvest vendors, pumpkin painting,  and plenty of other goodies will await.  Of course, I am sure there will be lots of candy too.

New this year though there will be a Spooktacular Chili Cook Off! Looking for all amateur chili lovers to make up their favorite dishes. I would love to join in on the fun, but breakfast comes first and I don’t know if Chili counts as a breakfast item.  I plan on doing some sampling though around lunchtime. Teams of 3 are encouraged to apply; registration is 50 dollars per team. Awarded 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prize. Also an additional prize will be given to the team with the best themed décor! Teams may fill out registration forms at Caramel Crisp Café.Don’t really feel like registering a Chili Cook Off team? No worries! For $5 bucks you can sample ten recipes! Talk about a deal, plus they money you spend is going to an excellent cause! Chili tasting will start off at high noon! Too spicy? Wash it down with local micro brews also rumored to be on site! We are extremely excited for this year’s event and hope that you will join in on the fun and tell everyone you know to come on downtown. !! Remember profit from this event will be sent over to the Day By Day Warming Shelter! So come on down, try some chili, and have a spooktacular time!

Essential Information:
Halloween event will be taking over Opera House square, the immediate surrounding roads, & the 400 block of N. Main Street. Grounds open around 9am. Chili Tasting Begins at NOON. Best dishes awards will be chosen at 3:00pm or when the chili runs out. Event also ends at 3:00pm.