Woofstock is the Kansas Humane Society’s largest fundraising event and proceeds go directly to help provide care, compassion and a second chance for 16,000 pets in our community! This furry festival for dogs and their people has become the Midwest’s largest event of its kind.
Join Woofstock to celebrate a day of Peace, Love and Pets!
Sedgwick County Park | 6501 W 21st St N, Wichita KS 67205
Sign up as a individual or join a Team to help raise money for Woofstoock!
Visit the Woofstock Online Auction for all kinds of great items to bid on. The auction will run from September 14, 2016 to September 28, 2016 at 7pm.
GreenAcres Market is having a Tasting Fair at their 21st and Maize location on Saturday, September 17th.
Join them for food tastings, free samples, giveaways, store savings and more!
GreenAcres Market | 10555 W 21st St N, Wichita KS 67205
If you’re interested in learning more about Essential Oils, visit GreenAcres Market at their Bradley Fair location (8141 E 21st St N, Wichita KS 67206) on Saturday September 17th 9 am – 10 am for a free ‘Essential Oils 101’ class! Visit their Facebook Event link for more info!
The Popcorner in Andover, KS is a wonderful place to shop to get delicious snacks for your family!
They make their own gourmet popcorn and fudge along with some other “old-fashioned” delights such as popcorn balls, crispy treats, and gourmet dipped pretzels.
The Popcorner | 528 N. Andover Rd, Andover KS 67002
Store Hours: Sunday 12-5pm, Monday-Friday10am-8pm andSaturday10am-6pm
West Wichita | Grand Opening October 3rd 2016 | 2121 N Tyler Rd, Suite 141, Wichita KS 67212
(Follow their Twitter and Facebook Pages for Specials during their first week!)
Store Hours for their new Wichita Location will be the same as their Andover Store.
You can also pick up some of The Popcorner popcorn at these locations: Nifty Nut House sells a variety of the medium size popcorn bags from The Popcorner. The Popcorner uses the Nify Nut House pecans for a exclusive flavor for the Nifty Nut House! The Prairie Harvest in Newton also sells some of their products, and The WSU Bookstore carries a few as well.
During the month of October The Popcorner will have a Breast Cancer Fundraiser where 10% of proceeds from their Pink Colored Products and Pink Ribbon Tins will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Their Andover location will be celebrating their 2nd Birthday September 25th – October 1st! Watch their Social Media for updates and Specials during their Birthday Celebration.
The 4th Annual ICT Burger Battle will be held Saturday, October 1st 2016 in the Spaghetti Works parking lot. Included in the evenings activities will be Live Music, a Car Show and more! Wichita Restaurants will be battling it out to see who can make the best burger in Wichita. Vote for your favorite burger to be the “People’s Choice” winner!
Spaghetti Works Parking Lot – 649 E. Douglas Ave, Wichita KS 67202
100% of the Proceeds for this event benefit adults with special needs in the KETCH Programs and services, including folks with intellectual & developmental disabilities as well as those who also have physical disabilities. The Programs at KETCH aim to help each person reach their highest level of success and independence.
Featuring a performance by Moreland & Arbuckle!
Ticket prices are:
$20 Show only If you can’t make it for the burger sampling or just want to see the Moreland & Arbuckle show this is the deal for you!
VIP ( 21+ older ) $75.00 The VIP Hour is from 5pm-6pm & is a 21+ over event. Includes all the benefits of a GA ticket plus additional VIP perks to be announced.
General Admission $50.00Includes burger samples from Wichita’s favorite restaurants, soda/water, desserts, and Moreland & Arbuckle concert. Other activities include a car show, backyard games & Lamphouse Photo.
Note: There are no kids tickets. Children 12 and under are welcome to attend for free with an accompanying adult.
The United Way will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event with a new logo, commemorative T-shirts and the Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K race in the morning. Gates will be open for the chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 24th at the corner of Sixth and Main streets in downtown Newton. Ticket holders will receive a bowl to use during the event to sample the various chili creations offered by participating groups. The event typically draws more than two dozen organizations and businesses to serve an array of chili varieties.
Tickets are available in advance for $5 at Prairie Harvest, the United Way office and Ameriprise Financial in downtown Newton. Tickets will also be available at the gate for $6.
All participants in the Red Hot Chili Pepper race will receive a ticket to the chili cook-off as part of their registration fee, which is $30 in advance and includes the ticket, T-shirt and a finishers’ medal.
Chili makers will compete against each other for two awards: The Pride of the Prairie, determined by cook-off judges, and The People’s Choice, a tally of cash votes at each competitor which are donated to United Way. While some competitors enter just to win a coveted award, others enter for the opportunity to engage the public about their organization or business.
More than 1,000 people attend the event each year!
“The Chili Cook-off is compelling,” said Tina Payne, Harvey County United Way Executive Director. “A thousand plus people, coming together in two hours in a couple of blocks on a Saturday morning. People bump into each other and say, ‘Hey, I didn’t know you were involved in this organization, church, business, etc.'” She explained, “We have a very caring, involved community. The relationships are there. The Chili Cook-Off gives people the chance network, engage, and learn in a fun-filled way.”
Attendees are encouraged to bring a little extra cash to use to vote for their favorite chili and the People’s Choice Award. Each booth will have a collection bucket for “votes.” Bottles of water will also be available for purchase inside the gates.
Along with the chili samples, the cook-off will feature music by the Stephens family and Newton High School drum line.
The Red Hot Chili Pepper 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at the corner of Fifth and Poplar streets near downtown Newton and in front of the Newton Recreation Center. Most of the 3.1-mile route will follow the scenic Sand Creek Bike Path before ending just a block away from the cook-off gate.
For younger runners and walkers, the Little Pepper 1K Fun Run will follow a portion of the 5K route. It begins at 9:30 a.m.
To entertain families between the races and the start of the cook-off, Carriage Factory Art Gallery will host Art in the Park, a free family art activity with five children’s art stations, a scavenger hunt and music from Newton Ukulele Tunes Society, from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 24th.
The art event will be held at Sixth and Oak streets and is free to the public.
For more information about the events or purchasing tickets, call the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau at 316-284-3642.
For more information and pictures from previous Chili Cook-off Events, visit here.
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