1. Attendees will taste and judge a variety of soups and chilis. A new category, pumpkin desserts, will be evaluated by designated judges.
2. Entry participants will represent a number of businesses, individuals and non-profit groups from the McPherson area. All booths will have themes, with prizes awarded to those with the best food and most spirit.
3. Other activities include pumpkin decorating, crafts and "Touch a truck," where children may take pictures with emergency vehicles.

Why you should attend the event
"It's a nice community and family event that raises awareness of the products and services available in McPherson."
— Ann Engel, McPherson Main Street, executive director

About the event
When Saturday; Soup and chili public voting from noon to 1:45 p.m., winners announced at 2 p.m.
Where Main Street Plaza, downtown McPherson
Cost $5 for a wristband that allows tastes of all entries; $12 for T-shirts
Info 241-7430 or www.mcphersonmainst.org

Submit your event to
Jenae Pauls at
jenae.pauls@mcphersonsentinel.com or PO Box 926, McPherson, KS 67460.