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7/28/2015 - Chili Cook-Off Returns to the Street Fair


Program Information: Joshua Morris, Curator of Exhibits and Lisa Upshaw, Curator of collections
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day)
General Museum Information: Susan Hawksworth, Director
Phone: 785.309.5776 (day) 785.825.6306 (evening)
Chili Cook-Off Returns to the Street Fair

Date: September 26, 2015
Time: Public tasting: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron, Salina, KS 67401
Admission: Tasting: $5.00

The Chili Cook-Off is back by popular demand at this year’s Street Fair! Teams are invited to enter and compete in two categories: Home-style and Anything Goes. The Street Fair takes place on Saturday, September 26 surrounding the Smoky Hill Museum at 211 W. Iron Avenue in downtown Salina.
First place prizes will be presented in each of the two categories along with a People’s Choice Award and Best Decorated Booth. Each entry can have a maximum of four people on their team. Each team needs to have a team captain and up to three assistants. For complete rules and regulations as well as an entry form, go to and click on Street Fair.
The public is invited to grab a taste of all the entries for the price of a $5.00 wristband. Public taste testing will begin at noon and go until supplies last. Prizes are awarded at 3:00 pm on the Main Stage.
    The Smoky Hill Museum is a nationally accredited history museum, in the heart of downtown Salina, Kansas. This FREE museum is open Tuesday-Friday 12-6, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. Also, be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.