May 1, 2016


You have lots of questions.  

We think you will find all the answers here:

(If you don’t, just go back to the bottom of the HOMEPAGE and contact us from there)

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When is the event?

Labor Day Weekend, August 31st – September 3rd, 2018.

What are the event times?

The Carnival and Fair open Friday at 6 pm.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday the Carnival and Fair open at 10 am.

The Chili Cook-Off goes from 11 am-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket sales stop at 9:30 pm each evening.

Event will be completely shut down by 10 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and close at 6 pm on Monday.

If I buy my tickets online, can I have them mailed to me?

Yes.  Malibu Kiwanis accepts no liability for the receipt of tickets nor insures their shipment.

How else can I receive the tickets I purchase online?

A will call booth will be available near the front entrance…just look for the sign and be prepared to present your drivers license and credit card used in the purchase to pick up your tickets.

How much is food and beverage?

Food and beverage costs are set by each vendor.

What bands / musicians will be playing this year?

Talent is in the process of being procured for this year’s event, please check back at HERE

I am an Artist/Band that would like to perform at this year’s event. Who do I contact?



Do I need to be present to win the raffle?

Nope.  We will make our best attempt to contact the winner.  Just remember to put your correct information on the ticket!

What are the odds of winning?

1:700 or less.

Where does my donation go?



Click here for a list of our current and previous charitable recipients 



How do I sign up as a Vendor or Chili Vendor?

If you would like to be a vendor or chili vendor, click here to download the application. (2016 Application is not yet available)

What size of space is available?

Vendors have 10 x 10 foot spaces available.  Multiple adjacent booths are available up to 3 total.

How much for a space?

Please email for a current rate sheet.

When are sales hours?

Hours of operation for vendors are from roughly 6pm to 10pm on Friday and 11am – 10pm on Saturday and Sunday and from 11 am to 6 pm on Monday.

How long can I stay?

Vendors are allowed to stay until Monday.

Is there security?

Yes, there is 24 / 7 security, but The Malibu Kiwanis Club is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Take your valuables with you when you leave.


What is the cost to enter the Chili Cook-Off contest?


What size samples must be made available?


How is “Most Popular Chili” determined?


Is any equipment provided?

No, entrants must provide their own equipment, tent supplies etc.

Does the Malibu Kiwanis Club register me with the Department of Health?

No.  It is a requirement that each vendor register with the Department of Health to distribute and sell their chili and any other food and beverage item. We can help you figure it out, but we can’t do it for you. Registration for this event is cut off 30 days prior to the event itself.

How do I recoup my costs?

Selling your chili dude!

When does the Chili Cook-Off start and end?

The Chili Cook-Off begins at 11:00am and ends at 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday

Can I stay past the Chili Cook-Off?

Chili contestants can stay until Monday at 6 pm although the Chili Cook-Off itself ends at 6 pm on Sunday.