I got an email from the co-chairperson of the Big Chili Round-Up, Kerry Wendelburg, reminding me that Brookfield's Fall Festival was coming soon. So, although you will see an ad for it on BrookfieldNow, I'm putting some of the info in my blog because I want to really get the word out on this great family event.
Date: October 7, 2007
Place: Mitchell Park Pavillion, Mitchell Park - Brookfield
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $10 adult; $5 children 3 and up; $30 family price (2 adults and 3 or more kids) - PRICES WILL BE HIGHER AFTER OCTOBER 1
According to co-chairperson, Kerry Wendelburg, the above prices are the "pre-sale" prices, good for registrations received before October 1. Proceeds go to Juniors Care for Kids and other charities sponsored by the Brookfield Junior Women's Club.
Registration and ticket forms can be downloaded from the website for the Brookfield Junior Woman's Club.
You can also find the same information and find out more about the event by looking at the ad on the homepage for BrookfieldNow.
As the name implies, the chili cooking contest is the main event. Anyone with a favorite chili recipe can enter. Several prizes will be awarded, including 2 Packer tickets and a 2-night bed and breakfast stay at the 52 Stafford in Plymouth, Wisconsin. See the above sites on how to enter.
Lots of stuff for the kids: coloring contest (sheets can be downloaded off the above sites); hayrides; scarecrow making (an additional fee is required to enter this event); face painting; cutest cowboy and cowgirl contest.
There is also a special prize being offered this year as part of the silent auction: an opportunity for 5 kids to participate in a mini-sausage race at Miller park. The prize also includes 15 outfield tickets for family members. In order to bid on the prize, you must attend the Big Chili Round-Up.
I've personally attended this event with my family. (My nephew even won the prize for cutest cowboy awhile back.) It's a day of food and fun!