Soupstock Music & Arts Festival is a 2 day celebration taking place on Saturday, September 29and Sunday, September 30 at Veterans Memorial Park in Shelton. This event highlights two live music stages, a Soup and Chili Competition, a Kid's Zone, handmade artisans, food trucks and MORE!!! Proceeds benefit The Mary A. Schmecker Turtle Shell Fund, a non-profit organization which furthers creative education throughout our community.
THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING:
$25 Entry Fee Your donation to the fund is tax-deductible. All participants must be present for the duration of the Soup and/or Chili Comp. Soup Competition is: 12pm-5pm (Saturday)Chili Competition is: 12pm-5 pm (Sunday)
-All competitors should prepare 20 gallons minimum of soup/chili.(Expected attendance 6,000 for the weekend)-All soup/chili must be cooked in a licensed commercial kitchen. -Soupstock provides napkins, 2 oz taster cups & spoons plus electricity.-All competitors MUST acquire a license from the Naugatuck Valley Health District for the event. Health Inspectors will be on site and will disqualify you for non-compliance.-We encourage everyone to bring marketing, menus, business cards, and a small sign to be placed at your station.-CASH PRIZES!!!
Load-In: 10am-11am (Saturday)10am-11am (Sunday) **You will be given a one hour time slot to arrive, load-in and park your car. Please DO NOT arrive after 11am for initial load-in.**
SETUP WITHIN TENT: 11am-12pm (BOTH DAYS) SOUP/CHILI COMPETITION OPENS PROMPTLY AT 12pm both days.
PRIZE OPTION: Trophies donated by Blanchette's Sporting Goods and CASH PRIZES will be awarded for first, second and third place. Winners are announced on the Main Stage at 6pm each day.
We invite you and one guest to enjoy the rest of the festival as a huge thank you from us. Value = $60 for weekend.
Other festival Info: Dates are: Saturday, September 29, 11am-9pmand Sunday, September 30, 11am-8pmAdmission: $20 ALL INCLUSIVE (entry, music, soup, kid's zone) 12 & under FREE Event is RAIN OR SHINE
Soupstock Music & Arts Festival is located at: 38 Canal Street East, Shelton (Veteran's Memorial Park)Shelton, CT 06484 00007