Friday Top Five: Oct. 20-22 weekend events

Chili Cook-Off

Harley-Davidson of Kokomo will be hosting a Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.


Spicy season

The Associated PressBOWLFUL: This Oct. 19 photo shows slow cooker chicken chili in Concord, New Hampshire. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman.

All of the proceeds from the event will donated to Bridges Outreach, a local organization that feeds, tutors and mentors youth.

The chili must be cooked before arriving at the event, and must be kept hot by an electric crockpot or similar means. To enter, participants must pay $ 20. People can vote for their favorite chili by donating $ 5 or school supplies.

The first place winner will receive a $ 200 Harley-Davidson of Kokomo gift card, second place is a $ 100 gift card and third is a $ 50 gift card. For more information, call 765-864-9999.

Kokomo Klash XI

Kokomo Speedway will host two nights of racing this weekend.

Friday will start will non-wing sprints, midgets, 600 mini-wing sprints and thunder cars. Saturday the track will have late models, modifieds, sportsman, street stocks and hornets.


Kokomo Speedway

A car speeds around one of the curves of the Kokomo Speedway during the Sprint Car Smackdown on August 27, 2015. Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo Tribune

Grandstands open at 4 p.m. Friday and pit gates open at 3 p.m. The grandstands will open at 3 p.m. Saturday and the pit gates open at 2 p.m. Tickets for one day are $ 20 for general admission or $ 30 for the pits.

For more information, visit the Kokomo Klash XI Facebook event page.

Cold One and Canvas

Like painting? Like beer? Tin Man Brewery has just the event for you.


Tin Man

Tin Man located in the old train depot on Buckeye Street on December 15, 2016. Tim Bath | Kokomo Tribune

Saturday afternoon, Biz Bates will take painters step by step in creating their own masterpiece.

Tickets are $ 37.92 and available at Ticket prices include paints, brushes, canvas and two Tin Man beers.

Those interested must be 21-years or older to participate. The event will start at 2 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. For more information, call 765-416-0599.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

The UAW 685 Women’s Committee will be hosting the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at the Kokomo Municipal Stadium on Sunday.

More than 50 people and a dozen teams have raised nearly $ 9,000 for the American Cancer Society so far. Registration is free and will begin at 1 p.m. A survivor ceremony will be held at 1:45 p.m. with the walk following a program at 2 p.m.

Prize packages will be given to the top fundraisers for the event.

For more information, visit, or call Beverly Stafford at 317-344-7824.

Take in the Arts

There are several opportunities to see some great art exhibits in Kokomo.

On Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Artworks Gallery downtown will feature the work of artist Carlos Bermudez, which includes acrylic and oil paintings.

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library Visiting Artist for October is Madeline Hoffman, and her work will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

The fine art exhibit will be in the lower level gallery and include a selection of intricate beadwork.



The the Kokomo Art Center is exhibiting its first Selfie Art Show during the month of October. The exhibit is located at 525 West Ricketts Street.

Also during the month of October, the Kokomo Art Center is exhibiting its first “Selfie Art Show.” The exhibit is also open on Friday and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

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