District’s Longest-Running Event Includes Live Music, Vendors and More
St. Petersburg, FL. (February 16, 2016) – The Grand Central District Association (GCDA) is hosting its 11th Annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday, March 5th, from 12pm-5pm. The Chili Cookoff is the Grand Central District’s longest-running event and serves as a fundraiser for GCDA, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The event will take place on the 1800 block of Central Avenue and will include the chili competition, live music, beer sales, a variety of vendors and chance drawings.
Chili tasting tickets will soon be available for $15 at www.grandcentraldistrict.org. Advance ticket purchase is recommended; tickets will be available at the event for $20 (based on availability). Chili tasting tickets include samples of all the chili entries, and voting participation in the People’s Choice category. The chili entries will also be tasted and scored by local celebrity judges, and winners will be announced at 4:30pm in multiple categories: Best Restaurant, Best Business, Best Individual, and People’s Choice.
Admission is free to enjoy the non-chili elements of the event, including beer provided by Great Bay Distributors and live local music presented by Hideaway Café.
Registration for chili entrants is still open, and sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, please contact the Grand Central District Association at 727.828.7006 or via email at email@example.com.
About the Grand Central District Association: GCDA is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to support the District’s economic development and revitalization in an effort to make it a retail, dining and entertainment destination for St. Petersburg visitors and residents.
About the Grand Central District: Founded in 2000, the Grand Central District is a nationally accredited Florida Main Street Community. It is home to many beloved local restaurants and bars, antique retailers, art galleries, unique shops, professional and personal services, health and wellness providers and more. The Grand Central District is pedestrian friendly and can be easily reached via the Central Avenue Trolley, which makes several stops within the District.