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Palo Alto Chili Cook-off draws thousands to Mitchell Park

Original post made on Jul 5, 2011

The 30th Annual Palo Alto Summer Festival and Chili Cook-off attracted thousands of people to Mitchell Park Monday. The annual celebration featured the heated chili competition as well as live music, line dancing, activities for kids and plenty of Independence Day revelry. ==B Photos by Tyler Hanley/Palo Alto Online.==

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 9:30 AM

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Posted by Vrrt
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

The city is really missing out on a great marketing opportunity if they don't add some booths where local artists can show their wares to the chili tasters for next year. I mean seriously, who could resist going to the Palo Alto Artsy F@rtsy Festival? :)


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Posted by Pete
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Posted by Vrrt, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, 3 hours ago

The city is really missing out on a great marketing opportunity if they don't add some booths where local artists can show their wares to the chili tasters for next year. I mean seriously, who could resist going to the Palo Alto Artsy F@rtsy Festival? :)

No Thank You!
Thats what we don't need. I don't want a to see another family event. Ruined by local, non locals. Setting up tents and tables to SELL their ideas of art ''Street Vendors''


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Posted by Olenka Villarreal
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

THANK YOU to all who voted and enabled us to win the "People's Choice" and "Best Spirit" awards! As first-timers to the festival, we are so grateful that you loved our chili and loved our team. The people have spoken, so we'll be back next year!

Thanks and please join us on Facebook (Magical Bridge or www.magicalbridge.org)

Happy summer from all of us at Ada's Magical Bridge
(a collaboration between Ada's Cafe and the Magical Bridge Playground project)


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Posted by Alice Smith
a resident of Green Acres
on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I arrived at 12 and discovered that the contest didn't start til 1.30. Not sure why you start long past the lunch hour. Long lines at the commercial food-sellers. I would start at 12 noon. It was very pleasant under the trees and the music was fun whilst I was there.


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Posted by Gus L.
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 5, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Can you please have the drink vendors sell bottled water next year.
My Mother had trouble dealing with the heat and we had to run all the way down to "The Watering Station" to fill small dixie cups to help her cool off.
If they can mix and serve Margaritas in plastic cups, they can serve water in plastic bottles.
Thanks for your consideration. Gus L.


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