The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 2011 Fall Festival and Chili and Salsa Cook-Off, which will be held on the downtown square in Cassville on Saturday, Oct. 22.
The theme for this year's event is 1950s and 1960s. Vendors and chili and salsa cook-off participants are encouraged to decorate their booth space and dress according to the theme.
Prizes for best decorated booth and most spirited will be awarded during the festival. Only booths serving chili and salsa will qualify for prizes.
Vendors and chili and salsa cook-off participants can register for the event by obtaining an application at the Cassville Chamber of Commerce office on Main Street in Cassville.
Booth space will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Vendor fees range from $30 to $50. An additional $10 fee will be charged for electric. The deadline to register for the event is Oct. 12.
The chamber is also looking for fall festival and cook-off sponsors. Sponsorship levels range from $50 to $200. All sponsors will receive signage at the event, recognition in the October chamber newsletter and be listed on the back of event T-shirts.
Arning Industries, Brattin Insurance, CenturyLink, Commerce Bank, Fastrip, LeCompte's Building Center, Les Jacobs Ford-Mercury, MARCK Industries, Shelter Insurance, St. John's Hospital and Willis Insurance have already committed to serving as sponsors for this year's event.
Sponsor The Show
In conjunction with the Fall Festival and Chili and Salsa Cook-Off, the Cassville Chamber will host The Show on Thursday, Oct. 20, Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23. The Show, which will feature HomeTown Sound and the RedHots, will be held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Area businesses are invited to sponsor The Show. Businesses that commit to a $100 sponsorship will be included on signage during all three productions and recognition in the November chamber newsletter. Sponsors will also be recognized on the chamber website, www.cassville.com, during the month of November and receive four complimentary tickets to the show of their choice.
For more information on the Fall Festival and Chili and Salsa Cook-Off or The Show or to sponsor one or both events, call the chamber office at 847-2814.