Annual South Side Soup Contest tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 2
January 30, 2018
It's baaack! This year's South Side Soup Contest is on Saturday, Feb. 17, from noon to 3 p.m.
Soup Contest tickets will be available for purchase online only at http://www.southsidesoup.com at noon on Friday, Feb. 2. Tickets usually sell out in a couple of minutes. Those attempting to purchase tickets are encouraged to keep refreshing their browsers if they don't succeed at first.
A total of 1,200 regular admission tickets will be sold at $30 each, with a maximum of four tickets per purchase. VIP tickets are $100 each and include a VIP reception. Soup Contest t-shirts will be sold at $20 each at check-in locations on soup contest day.
Ticket holders are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations to drop off at the contest check-in locations. All donations will be delivered to The Brashear Association's two food pantries for community families in need.
Twenty-five South Side chefs each will donate 15 gallons of delicious, secret recipe soup to be tasted at small, independent businesses along the soup contest route on South Side. After the samplings, soup tasters will text their votes for People's Choice Best Soup, Best Vegetarian Soup, Most Unique Soup, and Best Host. Votes will be tallied, and trophies will be delivered to the chefs with the winning soups.
The net proceeds of the soup contest benefit The Brashear Association and South Side Chamber of Commerce's Welcome Center for their nonprofit community initiatives on South Side and in South Pittsburgh. In its 14th year, the soup contest is a daytime, family-friendly fundraiser that everyone enjoys.
The South Side Soup Contest is produced by 100 volunteers each year, including businesses, residents and students.