Frequently Asked Questions

How much are tickets?


  • VIP Collector's Club tickets are $75 in advance and allow for early entry to the event at 5:30pm. You get to choose from your bowl from the exclusive Collector's Club edition bowls and ahave first choice of soup and sweet samples from local vendors.
  • Early Bird Admission tickets are $25 if purchased in advance by March 31. They allow entry at 6:00pm to choose handmade bowl & sample soups and sweets from local vendors.
  • General Admission tickets are $35. They allow entry at 6:00pm to choose handmade bowl & sample soups and sweets from local vendors.
  • Children 10 & Under are free when accompanied by an adult. They may sample soups and sweets from local vendors.




Where is it?


Empty Bowls McKinney is held at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in downtown McKinney (111 N. Tennessee St.). Click HERE for a map.




Who does it benefit?


Our event benefits hunger initiatives at Community Lifeline Center.




Where do I park?


There is plenty of parking downtown. Click HERE to see where you can park.




What is for sale?


You can buy handmade bowls, raffle tickets, event t-shirts, party trays and more!




Do I need cash?


Wine and beer are available for cash only. You can also vote for "People's Choice" with cash. All other items are cash or credit.




Do you need volunteers?


Yes! Volunteers are needed for jobs before, during and after the event. Check the home page in March for the opportunity to sign up!




What happens if it rains?


The event will go on rain or shine! All activities will be under cover and/or inside MPAC.





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