20 Mar 2016
NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lynn DiVenuti @ 727-289-9365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Take the Chili Challenge! Early Registration Fee Slashed for Gulfportians
Attention all Gulfport residents and businesses – don’t miss your chance to claim the “2016 Best Chili in Gulfport” championship title. Registration fees are slashed to $25 per entry for locals and former IAC chili cookoff contestants until February 29.
Sign up now to compete for bragging rights, cash prizes and medals. Space is limited to only 25 contestants in the chili and salsa categories combined. The new Gulfport Chili Cookoff is coming to the Historic Gulfport Casino on Sunday, March 20, 2016. Home cooks and professionals are invited to compete for medals and cash prizes.
Officially titled The Artsy Phartsy Chili Cookoff & Salsa Showoff, the spicy food & music fest is brought to Gulfport by the same dynamic duo that organized the local Industrial Strength Chili Cookoff for four years. Lynn and Amy, the chili cookoff team, expect this year’s turnout will be Gulfport’s greatest ever with up to 25 unique chili & salsa tasting set-ups. Admission will support two Gulfport non-profit organizations.
Cash and medals will be awarded to the winning chili and salsa cooks. The top prize is $200 for First Place Chili. Artistic Gulfport bohemian-style booth decorations are encouraged for extra points in judging.
This event is all family friendly. Admission includes all the championship chili and savory salsa you can eat until it runs out! There will be lots of room for dancing to live music by dynamic performer Cyndi Burger, whose repertoire includes music from the fifties to today’s current hits.
Cookoff details, registration and tickets are available online now. Advance “Four Friends Fun Pack” admission tickets are available in a discounted pack of four for only $50. General admission tickets at the door will be $20 for adults (age 13 & up) and $10 for kids 5-12. Two Gulfport non-profits will share 10% of all ticket proceeds.
Corporate sponsorships are also available. For information, call 727-289-9365 or visit the official website at www.GulfportChiliCookoff.com.