The contestants arrived on Friday October 29, 2010 for a Halloween party in the Presidential suite of the Hilton Hotel in Rockville, Maryland. The gala occurred on October 30, 2010 starting with the contestants recording a message for President Obama regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and the executive order to hire more people with disabilities in the government. The contestants than gave their platform speeches. Contestants left the hotel to have lunch at Philips Seafood Restaurant. After lunch, the contestants underwent two rounds of judging. The gala started at 6:30 PM. The contestants were asked two fishbowl questions which they answered in front of the judges and the audience.