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Red Pepper Party


October 31, 2015
3:00 to 7:00 pm

A day of entertainment food and fun.

The day's activities and events include:

  • Chili for Charity - Chili Cook-Off
  • Craft Beer Tasting
  • Salsa Tasting
  • Live Band
  • Trick or Treating
  • Games for Kids
  • Spooky Scarecrow Village

Red Pepper Party



Canta Rhythm & Brass
Canta Rhythm & Brass


Chili for Charity - Chili Cook-Off

Chili for Charity logo 300w

Chili for Charity offers an awesome FUNdraising opportunity for nonprofit clubs or civic organizations, school groups, church groups or for individuals who care passionately about certain causes, such as local animal shelters, food banks, Relay for Life, Alzheimer's Association, etc. This is a fun and entertaining avenue to raise funds for your organization or cause. Register today. Spaces are limited!

Chili Cook-Off Cash Prizes

  • 1st Place Best Overall Chili- $250
  • 2nd Place Best Overall Chili- $150
  • Best Decorated Booth- $150

Winners will be announced at 6:00 pm, October 31, 2015.

Cash prizes will benefit the respective winning contestants' charity. The chili sales of each contestant are donated to their respective charity. Chili will sell for a minimum price of $3.00 per bowl, and if festival attendees wish to donate more to a contestant's charity, they are more than welcome to. All funds raised from the sale of chili will benefit each contestant's designated organization.

Chili Cook-Off Registration Information

Registration is due by September 15th. Register early. Limited spaces.

pdfSee & print the Chili Cook-Off Registration form. pdfSee & print the Chili Cook-Off Rules.

All chili must be finished and ready to serve by 2:50 pm. Serving begins at 3:00 pm.

Questions about the Chili for Charity Cook-Off, contact Lauren: 940-682-4856,

Last Year's Chili Cook-Off Winners...

1st place chili cookoff2nd place chili cookoff3rd place chili cookoff4th place chili cookoff


Vendor Plaza - Shopping Opportunities

You will find a wide variety of items in the Vendor Plaza. You will find items for the garden, the home, clothing, art, information for the health-conscious, and all sorts of tasty foods to try.

Fall Festival is a great opportunity for exposure of your business. The forms with vendor information will be posted when available.


Tour the Gardens

Fall photo by Paul Valentine

Fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the magical 50 acres of winding paths through stands of trees, gardens of roses and Texas native and adaptable plants. Meander through to view the waterfalls, lakes and lily ponds with geese and swans, G-scale model trains on 1,200 feet of track, along with a miniature world of historic towns.

Red Pepper Party Admission Fees

Adults- $10.00
Children 5-12 years old- $5.00
Children 4 and under are FREE
Clark Gardens Members are FREE
Clark Gardens guest passes and reciprocal membership cards are not valid for admission to the Red Pepper Party.

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Clark Gardens is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.
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