Photos by Gianni Cocchella
The Malibu Chili Cook-Off held its 38th annual event this Labor Day weekend. The fair welcomed community members with carnival rides and games along with outside vendors and a variety of food options. This year, the Cook-Off partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, a branch of the well-known national organization that provides after-school programs and activities for children and youth in the Malibu area.
“I think it [the Cook-Off] is important because the whole neighborhood comes, has fun here, and family and friends come together,” vendor Jenny Miranda said.
The Chili Cook-Off, a popular event for Pepperdine students and community members, ran from Friday, Aug. 30 until Monday, Sept. 2. Tickets cost $20 at the door this year, but the event introduced new features such as a wine and beer lounge and a skateboard mini-ramp, which the Malibu Village presented.
“Malibu doesn’t have a lot of events, so I get to come here [to the Cook-Off] on a weekend and have fun with my friends and eat really good food,” senior Cindy Kim said.
Attendees were also able to purchase event clothing and accessories this year through a partnership with Aviator Nation.
Despite an increase in ticket prices this year, the event welcomed numerous people for a weekend filled with great food, carnival attractions and, of course, chili.
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