Parrish Civic Association, Inc.

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Parrish Heritage Festival & Chili Cook-Off
Parrish Chili Cookoff, March 9, 2023 Parrish FL

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Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Florida Railroad Museum

Parade 10am-11am ~ Festival and Chili-Cook-off 11am – 3pm

The Parrish Civic Association is very excited to bring once again the annual Parrish Heritage Festival & Chili Cookoff to the local community! This event has grown every year with 2023 being the best year yet. The PCA was able to raise over $32,000 in profit last year, monies that are put directly back into the community for positive benefits such as beautification of the area, more community events, publication of the Parrish Village Newspaper, monthly meetings and county initiatives.

With all the growth coming into the area, the PCA is looking to build a community center.  This year we invite you to partner with us so that we may attain our goal of reaching $50,000 in profit to try and make this a reality!

This event would not be possible without the generosity of amazing sponsors such as yourself!

We offer many different sponsorship opportunities, each offering several ways to promote your business to the local community.  So please take a look at the sponsorships available and join us in making this year better than ever!

2023 CHILI WINNERS

Grand Prize: Teal Turtle

1st Place:  Parrish Elks

2nd Place:  Jimmy Claws

3rd Place:  Belt Salon

 

Parade Winners:

1st Place:  FORZA

2nd Place:  Parrish Community High School

3rd Place:  Phoenix Xtreme

 

Best Fire Dept.:  Duette Fire Department

Best School:  Southeast High School

People’s Choice:  Neal Communities

Spirit Booth:  FORZA

the dive bombers parrish chili cookoff

2024 CHILI COOKOFF BAND

The Divebombers

The Divebombers are an Americana trio that consists of two guitars and an upright bass. Two of the members alternate vocal duties and they play a few instrumental tunes that feature some very fancy guitar playing. They perform cover tunes by artists like Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Jerry Reed. 

2024 Sponsorships

Check out the full sponsorship opportunities and details by clicking the image below.

Purchase your sponsorships by clicking the levels below in the Festival & Cook-Off Store.

2024 Vendor Opportunities

Click these links below for the full vendor details.

Non-Food Vendor

Food Truck Vendor

Purchase your vendor spots by clicking the vendor buttons below in the Festival & Cook-Off Store.

2024 Chili Competition

ENTRY: Early Bird Team Registration ($200.00 before 1/15/2024) OR Team Registration ($250.00 after 1/16/2024)

OPTIONAL ADD ON: Tent Package $250.00 (this is IN ADDITION TO team registration costs) (This package includes utensils, tent, tables, chairs, pots and two burners)

  • Booth spaces are 12’ x 12’.
  • Location of your booth will be determined by order of application and payment received. A Team Meeting will be held close to the date of the Chili Cook Off in which each team will be afforded the opportunity to pick its placement based on the order of when the application AND payment was received by each team.
  • Each entry includes sample cups and spoons for teams to serve chili to attendees.
  • If your team needs a tent, utensils, chairs, pots and burners, you MUST use the Tent Package option above and pay both the Team Registration fee AND the Tent Package fee.
  • Those wishing to use their own tents, must bring the tent out the night prior to the event to insure placement and the tent cannot exceed 10×10 in size.
  • Each team will supply its own chili ingredients for 10 to 15 gallons of chili. Each team will also supply any additional utensils, pots, aprons and miscellaneous items needed that are not provided in the Tent Package (if you requested the Tent Package). Those who do not request and pay for the Tent Package will provide everything necessary as those teams will only be provided a 12’ x 12’ space, spoons and serving cups.
  • As part of the entry fee, each team will be provided with ten (10) tickets for use by team members and volunteers at each booth. Additional tickets can be purchased as needed.

Register by clicking the competition button in the Festival & Cook-Off Store below. OR do it the old fashioned way by downloading the 2024 Registration Form.

Want to Be In the Parade?

The parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2024, starting at 10:00 a.m. Line-up will start at 9:00 a.m.

There is no charge to participate in the parade, but we will request that each participant sign a waiver for liability insurance requirements. 

If you would like to participate or have questions about the parade, please contact me at (941) 812-5291. To register you will need to sign and mail the waiver form.

Cynthia Chin, Parade Co-chairman

Please direct all questions regarding the chili cook-off and sponsorships to Jennifer Hamey 

2024 Parrish Heritage Festival & Chili Cook-Off Store

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Email: [email protected]

Phone: 727-543-1300

Parrish Heritage Day Parade, Festival and Chili Cook Off

March 9, 2024

We welcome your interest in participation in our annual Parrish Heritage Festival & Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Parrish Civic Association. The event this year will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 11 am to 3 pm.

The Parrish Civic Association wants to enrich the community with the heritage of Parrish and bring residents together. This family friendly event will feature musical entertainment, kids’ activities, vendor booths, food trucks--- and, of course, Chili!Keep a look out for additional activities that are constantly being added!

This is a great opportunity to promote your local business. Prior to the event, advertisement will take place through social media, in the Parrish Village News, and via flyers that will be circulated throughout the community and at local venues. The event will also be posted on county calendar sites.

ALL ABOUT VENDOR SPOTS

(Space is limited, so please submit your application quickly!!!)

Vendor Participation:

DUE TO BOOTH SPACE RESTRICTIONS, WE ARE UNABLE TO HOST VENDORS OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE SOLELY DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION AND MARKETING. Participating vendors are asked to have an approved activity or item for sale in your booth. The activity/item for sale must be described on the application.

Cost per vendor booth is $50 (non-refundable). You can submit your application and pay online at www.parrishchili.com or submit your application with a check payment to the Parrish Civic Association, PO Box 257, Parrish, Florida 34219.

Vendor Product:

We are increasing the number of vendors selling crafts and homemade items each year. PLEASE LIST SPECIFIC ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR SALE (e.g.. SAM MOON JEWELRY, MICHE’S BAG PURSES, BBQ RIBS, ETC. VS. “HOME CRAFTED”) TO ASSIST US IN DETERMINING POSSIBLE DUPLICATION.

Location:

Vendor spaces will be on the Railroad Museum property on US 301 in Parrish.

Space Rental:

Your space rental is not considered secured until we receive both the application AND payment for the booth rental. Confirmation will be provided upon receipt of both.

Set Up/Teardown:

Due to the growth of this event and to maintain fairness and a smooth set-up process, it will now be necessary to stagger the set-up times for vendors. Vendors will be given a time certain to come to the grounds, unload vehicles and remove the vehicle from inside the grounds. NO VENDORS WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE VENUE PRIOR TO HIS/HER ALLOTED TIME SLOT. The grounds will be open the night before (Friday night) for any vendor who wishes to set up early. Security does stay on the grounds all night. ABSOLUTELY NO VEHICLES WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE VENUE AFTER 9:15 A.M. Teardown will be permitted at 3:00 p.m. For the safety and consideration of all sponsors, volunteers, participants and attendees, NO TEARDOWN OR EARLY DEPARTURE WILL BE PERMITTED PRIOR TO 3:00 P.M.

Parking:

Designated vendor parking spaces will be available on the Railroad Museum grounds. SET-UP ON THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS MUST BE COMPLETE AND VEHICLES MUST BE MOVED TO THE PARKING LOT BY THE DESIGNATED TIMES ASSIGNED TO EACH VENDOR.

Acceptance of Application:

Vendors will be notified of application approval no later than February 1, 2023.

For questions or additional information, please contact the PCA

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 727-543-1300

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