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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Celebrate HopeNet’s 25th Anniversary by joining them on a journey of transformation from Broken to Beauty with live artists who will be painting, throwing clay, drawing, and much more.
Sunday, September 18th 5 pm – 8 pm
Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview – 400 W. Douglas Ave, Wichita Ks 67202
There will be a silent auction and encouragement from Elisa Morgan, President Emerita of MOPS International and author of “The Beauty of Broken: My Story and Likely Yours Too”.
Come see and hear how God uses brokenness to create His masterpieces! See their website for more information about this Event!
This is a family friendly fundraiser for HopeNet, a Wichita non-profit that provides counseling and coaching based on a sliding scale for people who generally would not be able to afford professional services.
For more information, visit HopeNet Wichita Online
Museums, Art galleries, some area restaurants and retail shops around Wichita stay open late and welcome visitors! Hours vary between Galleries but most are open between the hours of 7 pm and 9 pm.
One of the July Final Friday events is featured at Delano BBQ 5 pm – 8 pm at 710 W. Douglas, Wichita, Ks 67203
KANSAS PROVIDES BACKDROP FOR BEAUTIFUL LIFE
For photographer, there’s truly no place like home
Robin Johnson is a lifer. Born and raised in Kansas – she has a feel for the Plains, the plants and the people. Come see her unique interpretation of the land she loves this Final Friday at Delano BBQ Company, 710 W. Douglas in Wichita, Ks.
Delano BBQ Company has become a bit of an art hotspot in its Delano location during the past two years. The fact that Blackbear Bosin had his studio in the old, brick building decades ago might help, but artists like Johnson flocking to the historic locale have also helped to build the tiny eaterie’s artistic street credit. Like its former resident, Bosin, Johnson’s work has a strong connection to the land and the prairies.
Suddeth and Johnson have decided to put the evening to good use and help out another lifelong friend and her family, Beth Orth.
10% of the nights proceeds will be donated to: Mike Orth Family First Adoption Fund.
Mike Orth is the father of 8 children, 6 biological and 2 adopted. He always put his family first. He developed a painful, mysterious muscle disorder and eventually became a stay-at-home dad. Even though he was in almost constant pain, he cared for his children and put their needs for love, support, and stability first. Mike unexpectedly passed away in June of 2015. Beth, his wife of 20 years, and their 8 children have set up the Family First Adoption Fund in his memory to help loving parents give children a forever family.
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