8th Annual Chili Cook Off & Hot Rod Car Show

The 8th annual Chili Cook Off & Hot Rod Car Show chili_cookoffis set for October 10 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm , and there will be plenty to do including sampling chili, wagon rides, petting zoo, live music, beer tent, vendor alley and more. Don’t forget to check out the Chili Cook Off’s very own Facebook page.

The Garden City Business Alliance will keep the fun going with the Afterburn beginning at 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm with music by Hines Drive. Check out the Afterburn Facebook page.

Amateur Chili Cook Off Registration
Amateur Rules Chili Cook Off

Restaurant Chili Cook Off Registration
Restaurant Rules Chili Cook Off

Merchants Alley Vendors Application
Food Vendors Application

Car & Cycle Registration

See the complete Events Calendar for 2015.

This is What We Do

The mission of the Garden City Downtown Development Authority is to enhance the quality of life for Garden City residents through revitalization of the downtown district.

The DDA’s operating philosophy is built upon the principle that strengthening a core area benefits the entire community, improving property values not only in the core district, but throughout the community.

This is done by promoting economic growth, encouraging expansion of commercial enterprises in the downtown district, and by eliminating the causes of deterioration.

We also work with business leaders and community organizations to sponsor events in the downtown district such as the annual Chili Cookoff, Lucky Squirrel Festival, Willie the Pig Road Rally, and the Santaland Parade.

These events help draw city residents downtown and foster a sense of community.

Learn More About the DDA