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A Paranormal Experience

Celebrate Halloween at Salter>Mitchell's 9th Annual Chili Cook-off

Thursday, October 31
117. S. Gadsden St.
Tallahassee, FL
11:30 A.M – 1:00 P.M.

Bone appetit...

  • If you possess the best chili, submit your pot in our Cook-Off.
  • Choose the most phantasmic chili - only $1 for each vote ($5 minimum).
  • All proceeds are donated to the winner’s charity of choice.
  • Enter your business card or contact information for a chance to win seasonal spirits.

Be a vision...

  • Harness the Halloween fervor and join in our costume contest!
  • Earn an extra ticket for your disguise; the best dressed souls will win a prize!

Don’t hide in the shadows...

  • RSVP here to join our spooky squad for a truly paranormal experience. Preorder of tickets is available via PayPal.
  • This isn’t a specter sport (or isn’t it?); you’re also summoned to register a chili.


Cook-Off Timeline

Tricks & Mingle: 11:30 A.M. – Noon
Chili Voting: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Costume Voting: 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Awards Announcement: 1 P.M.

Contestant Instructions

  • Register your chili by RSVPing or contacting the Salter>Mitchell office at least five days before Halloween.
  • On Halloween, bring a large crock pot of your chili to the Salter>Mitchell office at 10:30 a.m. for set-up.
  • We provide tasting cups, sour cream, shredded cheese, and crackers for all chilis, as well as beverages and side dishes.
    • For your display table, we provide a tablecloth, a ticket bucket, and an ID card with your name and charity name. You need to provide anything else for your display, including decorations and literature if you wish.
  • During the Chili Cook-Off, attendees sample the chilis and vote for their favorite by submitting tickets purchased at the door.
    • Guests are asked to contribute a $5 minimum for 5 tickets with $1 for each additional ticket.
    • The winner of the People’s Choice Award receives a cash prize for the charity of their choice based on revenue from tickets sales, which is matched by Salter>Mitchell.
  • At the same time, celebrity judges sample chilis and name winners of the Judges' Award and Most Original.
    • The winner of the Judges’ Award receives a certificate and gift basket.
    • The winner of Most Original receives a certificate.

Ghostly Guest Instructions

  • As a guest, you are asked to RSVP to attend the Chili Cook-Off and contribute a minimum of $5 for 5 vote tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.
  • You are invited to sample all contestant chilis and vote with your tickets for your favorite.
    • The chili with the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award and a cash prize for its sponsored charity.
  • You are also encouraged to come dressed in costume, for which you receive one extra ticket and become eligible to compete in the Costume Contest.
    • As part of the Costume Contest, guests may vote for their favorite costume in two categories: Salter>Mitchell Staff and Salter>Mitchell Friends.
    • The winners of the Costume Contest receive a certificate.
  • You also are encouraged to enter a business card or contact information in the Business Card Contest.
    • One card is drawn, and the winner receives a case of festive spirits.