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Dream Fund’s 15th Annual Chili Cook Off

7 Nov

One thing you’re sure to learn how to eat or cook in Texas is Chili!! So why not celebrate some of the best kinds while supporting a great cause? Don’t miss the 2011 Chili Cook Off sponsored by the Dream Fund. The 15th Annual Chili Cook Off, held at Addison Circle Park November 12th, is an annual fundraiser event where chili cookers all throughout the metroplex come together to compete for awards including: Best Themed Booth, Best Chili in 2 categories and People’s Choice Aaward. While the focus of the event is the chili cooking competition, there will be plenty of other entertainment to keep the crowds busy. Between the Live Entertainment Stage and Kids Zone your family is sure to remain pleased. Kids Zone has oversized bounce houses, fire truck tours, face painting and all that other stuff children enjoy doing outside of eating chili. Local bands and musicians will grace the stage for some spicy musical performances.

If you want to actually sample the chili, give a small donation for one raffle ticket and also get your People’s Choice voting ballot so you can cast your vote! As you may or may not know, the donations go towards the DREAM Fund which is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to aid colleagues in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana that face any unexpected medical emergencies or life crisis and are in need of emotional as well as financial support. Over the last 20 years, DREAM Fund has donated over $1 million to those in need. This support link is comprised of advertising, PR and media communities throughout the Southwest. The DREAM Fund, on average, helps 45-50 individuals and families each year. Anything from paying medical bills and providing emotional support to covering care flight costs or bone marrow transplants and giving rides to the doctor DREAM Fund strives to bridge the gap between crisis and a new normal. To learn more about this organization and how you can get involved, click here.

Firetruck tours for the Kids

Sign up your chili teams here if you’d like to participate in this year’s cook off! DREAM Fund’s Hot to Trot Walk is back to kick off the weekend November 12th at 9:30am. Registration will begin at 8am and the 15th Annual Chili Cook Off officially opens to the public at 10:00am and closes at 3:00pm. Register your team for the 2011 Chili Cook Off!

Spice up your Life Nov 12th: 10am-3pm

Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Drive
Addison, TX 75001

WORLDFEST 2011 Addison

9 Oct

Travel the world in ONE weekend for FREE!! WORLDFEST in Addison grows a little more each year! On October 22nd and 23rd, Addison Circle Park will host WorldFest, a diverse culture festival celebrating all of the cultural communities that make up our metroplex. The Middle East, Africa, Asia, European and even the West Indies islands are represented. You can find cultural food as well as dancers and live performances. One year we went and were out beating drums and dancing with North Texans of all colors, ages and backgrounds. It was really fun. (see pics below)

The 4th Annual Worldfest has partnered with the following organizations for this year’s festival:

Bugarian American Cultural Center “Bulgare”
Consulate General of Mexico
Council of Ghanaian Associations – DFW
DFW Asian-American Citizens Council
Italian Club of Dallas
Maharlika Dancers, USA/La Creme Ensemble
Maison de l’Artisan – Kingdom of Morocco
Romanian Food Festival DFW
Polish American Foundation of Texas
Turkish American Association of Northern Texas

Worldfest is produced in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

At Worldfest you’ll find an International Marketplace divided in sections according to regions. Each region will feature exotic items from around the world, including clothing, fashion accessories, décor, art and more. Berlitz Language classes will also be offered at the festival. WorldFest is great for the little ones! The Kid’s Activities and Global Games at WorldFest will give children a hands-on intro to global cultures through arts, crafts and exciting games from around the world. On the International Business side of things, the Gobal Business Connection offers a new lecture series presented by WorldFest’s partner, the World Affairs Council, presenting programs throughout the year on a variety of international business topics. Network with professionals from around the globe or right here in North Texas. Come to Addison Circle Park for a cultural experience you and your kids are sure to remember!

Fun at the first ever Worldfest in Addison

Drumming & Dancing at the end of WorldFest '08

Worldfest '09

Worldfest '09

Worldfest '09

Worldfest '09

WorldFest will be open from 12:00Noon- 6:00PM
on Saturday, 10/22 & Sunday, 10/23.
Remember, Admission is FREE!!!

*Parking for Addison Worldfest is available for Free at the NW corner of Dallas Parkway and Arapaho Road.

Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Drive

*ATMs are also available on site.

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