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Signs of Saturday: The Chili Cookoff

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:

new chili cookoff sign. Zzzzzzzz...

The next year, a lot less wonderful, but at least it looks like someone tried:

Even more boring sign

Unlike this year. Seriously?

2012 chili cookoff sign

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.

the chili cookoff carnival

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