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Anaheim's 24th Annual Transportation Fair, Chili Cook-off and Book Fair to Benefit Local Nonprofits

Supporting local nonprofit organizations is fun - and tasty - here in Anaheim.

The city of Anaheim's 24th annual Transportation Fair and Chili Cook-Off will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in downtown Anaheim on Center Street. Admission is free and chili tasting tickets are just $1 for two tickets, so come hungry!

This year's Transportation Fair theme is Ridesharing Under the Sea, and attendees can expect a colorful and creative array of 15 chili booths competing in the categories of best tasting, best decorated, best use of theme, and more.

In addition, more than 20 booths will be on display at the Chili Cook-Off to offer information on ridesharing and other city services.

The Transportation Fair will continue with a Book Fair on Oct. 8-9 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the first floor lobby at Anaheim City Hall, located at 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. 

All proceeds from the Transportation Fair, including the Chili Cook-Off and Book Fair, will go to the Anaheim Community Foundation/Oak Canyon Nature Center, the Anaheim Library

Foundation/Books to Read for Kids in Need, and the American Lung Association/SCAMP Camp.

Each year in celebration of California Rideshare Week, the city hosts activities to promote the benefits of ridesharing. This year, California Rideshare Week is designated as October 5-9.

The Transportation Fair is sponsored by the City of Anaheim, Public Works Transportation Center. For additional information on the 24th Annual Charity Transportation Fair, please call the City of Anaheim Transportation Center at 714-765-Kars (x5277).

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ABOUT ANAHEIM -The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit


Ruth Ruiz
Public Information Officer, City of Anaheim
(714) 765-5060 office, (714) 420-7797 mobile