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San Diego Ceramic Connection is a fully outfitted ceramics studio where you can learn beginning through advanced techniques with stoneware, porcelain, hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing. San Diego Ceramic Connection also sponsors and holds regular events promoting pottery and the arts community in general.
SoNo Fest + Chili Cook-off

SoNo Fest + Chili Cook-off


Sunday, December 7, 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
32nd & Thorn, San Diego, CA

Supporting a great cause while eating the
best restaurant chili in San Diego? Yes, please!

San Diego Ceramic Connection and the McKinley Elementary PTC present the 2014 SoNo Fest & Chili Cookoff, where there will be two separate chili competitions to enjoy—one for San Diego’s finest restaurants and one for Community entries—along with live music, one-of-kind hand-crafted gifts made by local artists and makers, plus some of the best local craft beer (and wine) around.

chili-bowlBuy your hand-crafted ceramic chili bowl from San Diego Ceramic Connection on the day of the event or at the pre-party, Friday Dec. 5, beginning at 6:00 pm at the SDCC studio. Bowls are $20 each and $10 goes directly to McKinley Elementary.

On the day of the event: Eat! Your bowl comes with five restaurant chili tastings and if your taste buds want more you can buy five additional tastings for $5. Your bowl also entitles you to as much Community chili as is available, located in “Chili Alley,” next to SDCC.

Arrive early. The chili goes fast!

Don’t forget to vote! There’s a “People’s Choice” category for the restaurant chili and many categories to vote on in the community chili.

Visit the SoNo Fest website for complete details.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the McKinley Elementary Spanish, art and music programs. All donations are tax deductible. If you can’t make the event, but would still like to support our local school, contact SoNo Fest.

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2013 Community Chili Cook-Off

2013 Community Chili Cook-Off


We need YOU to help make the chili for this
popular McKinley Elementary fund raiser!

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

How does it work?

  1. Sign up to make a crock pot or a stock pot of chili, or cornbread (desserts are welcome, too!)
  2. Bring your chili or cornbread to the event at your chosen time (10:30, 12:30, 2:30).
  3. Beautiful handmade ceramic bowls will be sold by San Diego Ceramic Connection to sample the chili.
  4. Half the proceeds of ceramics sales fund music, Spanish & arts teachers, and field trips at McKinley.

Bring your favorite chili or cornbread and you could win! Chili and bread brought by 10:30 am will be entered in a contest for pottery prizes. Categories include Best Overall Chili, Best Omnivore Chili, Best Vegetarian, Most Unique and Best Cornbread.

Download Sign-Up Instructions

Download full instructions on how to participate in the Community Chili Cook-Off.

Where is it?
San Diego Ceramic Connection
3216 Thorn St, San Diego, CA

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The Pottery Sale runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so come on by!



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