Once upon a time, Malibu's annual Chili Cookoff was announced like this, with a wonderful sign that was equal parts info and folk art:
Then one year, it became slightly less wonderful:
The next year, a lot less wonderful, but at least it looks like someone tried:
Unlike this year. Seriously?
The actual cookoff and carnival still look pretty much the same, thank goodness. All the info you need about this great event -- how to get here, where to park, what to expect, at the (very nice!) Kiwanis Chili Cookoff web site here.