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2012 Chili Night Registration Details & Form
AS OF SEPT. 19, ALL BOOTH SPACES HAVE BEEN RESERVED! NO SPACES AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME!
Beckley’s 22nd Annual Chili Night is being planned for Saturday, October 6th, 2012, from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. You are invited to participate in the Chili Competition (5:00 - 8:00 p.m.), which is open to businesses, organizations, and individuals. The event is a fund-raiser for Beckley Renaissance. Due to limited space, only the first 45 chili registrations will be accepted, along with a maximum of 25 other booths (non-chili booth spaces are full). Please register by September 15th and be part of one of Beckley’s biggest events!
Please note these conditions of entry:
*Beckley Renaissance will provide a supply of 4 oz bowls, spoons, napkins, and crackers. You may wish to bring additional supplies. We will not operate a beer garden this year. Please do not bring coolers of alcoholic drinks to your booth. You are welcome to sell non-alcoholic drinks, & other food / items.
*Homemade chili should be prepared in advance and must be kept warm at 165 degrees during the event. Please follow all requirements of the Health Department (gloves / hand washing, stem thermometer, hair restraints - you can make your hat part of your decorating theme ...). Non-restaurant participants need to obtain a temporary food handling permit from the Health Department located on Harper Road (permit fee $50; no charge for non-profits, but must apply). At least one member of your booth must have a Health Card or take a class (offered August 24 at 9am, Sept. 10 at 3 pm, Sept. 14 at 9 am, Sept. 24 at 3 pm, Oct. 5 at 9 pm; class fee = $12.50; card good for two years) - To reserve a spot in a class or for more info: call Health Dept.# 304-252-8531, ext. 2)
*Set-up will be between 2:30 & 4:30 p.m. Please provide your own decorated table, chairs, and tent covering! To avoid traffic congestion, please bring only one vehicle at a time to the set-up (Main and Neville Streets will be used). Plan to serve chili from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. or until you run out.
*Attendees will purchase tickets from Beckley Renaissance. They will give you tickets in return for chili. You will be reimbursed $0.25 per ticket that you collect.
Restaurants/Catering - prepare 12 or more gallons of chili
New category - Schools – prepare 8 or more gallons; (prize money for scholarship or project)
Organizations - prepare 8 or more gallons
Non-restaurant businesses - prepare 10 or more gallons
Individuals - prepare 6 or more gallons
Prizes for winners in the above categories & the Peoples Choice award will receive:
1st Place = Trophy + $100;
2nd Place = Trophy + $50;
3rd Place = Trophy + $25
Other Awards (Trophy + $25): Best Tasting Spicy Chili (not the hottest), Most Exciting Booth, Most Samples Served, and Most Unique / Creative Specialty Chili!
Beckley’s Chili Night Cook-off Confirmation Form
AS OF SEPT. 19, ALL BOOTH SPACES HAVE BEEN RESERVED!
Yes, I want to enter Beckley’s Chili Night cook-off on October 6th.
I have read the conditions of entry and wish to enter the following category:
___ - Restaurants / Catering Firms - prepare 12 or more gallons of chili
___ - Non-restaurant businesses - prepare 10 or more gallons
___ - Schools – prepare 8 or more gallons
___ - Organizations - prepare 8 or more gallons
___ - Individuals - prepare 6 or more gallons
___ - Best-tasting Spicy / Hot Category
___ - Specialty Chili (i.e. veggie, diabetic, white...) Specify: __________
_ - Non-Chili booth - selling other food or an informational booth - (All non-chili booth spaces are full at this time)
Restaurant/Business/Organization Name ______________________
Individual or Contact Person _______________________________
Your planned power source:
___ gas or propane grill (preferred)
___ chafing dish
___ electric outlet (very limited - light poles can support only 1-2 items)
___ other -
Please provide your own table, chairs & tent covering!
How many gallons or samples do you anticipate preparing? __ (less, same or more than 2011?)
Do you plan to sell drinks? ___ Yes; ___ No
If you are interested in selling other food, desserts, or items, please specify: ____________
If you plan to feature any special entertainment, contest, game, or theme at your booth, please specify here:_______________________________
Please enclose space reservation / registration deposit: ALL BOOTH SPACES ARE FULL AT THIS TIME!
___ Chili Vendors (Categories: restaurant, non-restaurant business, organization, individual)
- Booth fee waived due to health permit requirement $50 - contact health department ASAP.
If you reserve a chili booth and do not show up, you will be billed a vendor fee since a space was reserved for you. We normally have a waiting list of vendors interested in participating.
_Other Vendors - not cooking chili (food vendors should obtain health permit) All non-chili booth spaces are full at this time - AS OF SEPT. 19, NO BOOTH SPACES ARE AVAILABLE!.
Non-profit vendors not cooking chili - $25 booth fee - list products:
Business vendors not cooking chili $50 booth fee – specify:
__ Seating area sponsor (will provide tables & chairs for attendees)
Shirts – To pre-order Chili Night shirts at our vendor price, please complete the following:
Short-sleeve shirts ($8 each): __ Small; __ Medium; __ Large; __ X-large; __ XX
Long-sleeve shirts ($12 each): __ Small; __ Medium; __ Large; __ X-large; __ XX
Hoodies ($18 each): __ Small; __ Medium; __ Large; __ X-large (pick up on Chili Night)
Please mail this form to Beckley Renaissance, P O Box 5015, Beckley, WV 25801, or fax to 304-256-1816 no later than September 15th (first 45 chili & 20 other vendors accepted). Info: Phone 304-256-1776; Email email@example.com.