Fall Festival - Saturday, October 21, Noon–4pm

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus #616, with all proceeds benefiting Immaculate Conception Cathedral School.

ICCS's Annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 21, from Noon-4pm.  The event is centered around our annual Chili Cook-Off as well as carnival games and vendor booths.  Back by popular demand are Real Good Dog Rescue with some of their adorable, adoptable dogs, and Midtown ATA Karate with amazing demonstrations.

Pre-Event Party - Friday, October 20, 6–9pm

The Pre-event Party is a chance to mingle and relax before the family-centered Fall Festival on Saturday.  It's also the time for chili teams to set up their tent and cooking area. Judging for the best tequila drink, best queso, and best stuffed jalapeno takes place at the pre-event party, while judging for the chili will take place at noon on Saturday.

Chili Cook-Off

It's ICCS's 22nd Annual Chili Competition!  In addition to the popular chili contest, you can also compete for the best queso, best stuffed jalapeno and best tequila drink! Queso, jalapeno and tequila judging will be held at the "Pre-Event Party" on Friday evening, Oct. 20.  The Chili Cook-Off team entry fee is $200, but the experience and fun will be priceless!  Chili teams may also opt to compete in the questo, jalepeno, and tequila contests at no additional charge. Teams or individuals who would like to compete in the queso, jalepeno, or tequila contests without entering the chili contest may enter for $35 per category.  You must complete a team application form to enter the competition. Forms are available to download below and printed forms are available in the upper and lower school front offices. The deadline for submitting forms and paying your team entry fee is Monday, Oct. 16.

Chili Cook-Off Application

Click Here to pay your team's entry fee online.  Please be sure to click Chili Contest in the Payment Destination dropdown box. You may also drop off or mail a check to June LaPorta, ICCS Advancement Office, 1695 Central Ave., Memphis 38104 (parish office building)

Chili Contest Guidelines  

Only ONE rule: Chili must contain some type of chili pepper. Beyond that -- it's up to your imagination and culinary skills!

Please be prepared to provide six cups of chili for the judges.

Vendor Booth Space

Limited vendor booth space is available for $50.  Click here for a vendor application form.  Printed forms are also available in the upper and lower school offices.  Click here to pay your vendor fee online. The deadline for submitting your vendor application form is Monday, Oct. 16. 


Sponsorships are available for $250 and help to offset the costs involved with running the festival and increase the profit margin for the school.  Sponsors names will be prominently displayed on signage at the event as well as other pre-event promotional pieces.  To purchase a sponsorship, please email or call Jennifer Gerstner at (901) 246-8283.