Saturday October 15, 2016 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Association for Mental Health and Wellness 
939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779  
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Ruth McDade
631-471-7242 x1329

Bring the whole family. Admission is free. Chili tasting tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. 

Don't like chili? That's ok. There will be other delicious food for you to enjoy . . . live music for your listening pleasure . . . children's games to keep the kids out of trouble . . . and you just might be able to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with our unique vendors, many with one-of-a-kind items.


6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival

Honoring the memory of
Rich Autorino
Former President, United States Military Veterans Motorcycle Club

Our annual Chili Cook-Off is a day where Long Islanders can enjoy the most diverse, delicious, and creative meat and vegan chili dishes from local food establishments, area businesses, and local talent. Prizes will be given in several categories including a “People’s Choice” award.

kids_halloween.jpgAnd it's more than just a day to enjoy chili. It's a fun-filled afternoon with one-of-a-kind vendors, food, beverages, and children’s games. Then, at 3:30pm, we start our much-anticipated annual Halloween costume contest for kids under 10 years of age.

All proceeds benefit people impacted by mental illness and at-risk and homeless Veterans, including those with PTSD and depression.

Below you will find information about how you can register a chili team, purchase chili tasting tickets in advance at a discount, host a vendor table, as well as how you or your company can become a sponsor.

    Live Music
  "Best Cover Band
   on Long Island"
    2015 and 2016 



Buy chili tasting tickets in advance and save!
3 for $5 | 6 for $10 | 14 for $20 
Day of Event: 2 for $5 | 5 for $10 | 12 for $20 
Click the link below to buy tickets or to register a chili team! 

Sponsorship Opportunties and Vendor Tables


Habanero Flame (Presenting Sponsor): $1,000
Company logo displayed on website, social media and all marketing materials, banner display, signage at event, vendor table, chili for eight people.
Serrano Heat: $500
Company logo displayed on website and social media, signage at event, chili for four people.
Smokin’ Jalapeno: $250
Company logo displayed on event flyer, signage at event, chili for two people.
SORRY, SOLD OUT! Vendor Table: $25
10'x10' area provided. Bring your own tent.  Items for sale must be: works of art, hand-made crafts or jewelry, unique items not commonly found in retail stores or online, one-of-a-kind items, or collectables. MHAW reserves the right to reject a vendor table application.