Thursday, March 8, 2018
24th Annual ACC Chili Cook-Off
The ACC Chili Cook-Off presented by Burke County Farm Bureau is a fundraiser for the Downtown Development Association. The event will take place Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Morganton Community House (120 North King Street). A BARGAIN PRICED $7.00 ticket buys all-you-can-eat chili with ALL the fixin’s, cornbread, salad, desert and drink! (If you're busy, you can get it to go!). Tickets go on sale February 1st.
Where Are Tickets Available?
Tickets are now available online ($7/ticket + $1 online processing fee)! Beginning February 1st you may purchase your ticket in person at the Main Street Office, 112 B. W. Union Street, from DDA Board Members and are available the day of the event at the door (cash or check only). $7/ticket
Do you have an outstanding Chili Recipe?
Then, come compete in the Annual ACC Chili Cook-off, sponsored by the Morganton Downtown Development Association!
How to Enter
Amateur Division: All are welcome to enter this division. Fax or drop your application and fee off at our office before the cookoff, then simply bring your crock-pot of chili between 8:00 am and 9:00 am Thursday March 8. Prizes include ribbons and downtown buck awards totaling $250 given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places! (Entries received after 9:00 am will not be included in the judging due to the competitive nature of this event.)
Commercial Division: The commercial division of the Chili Cook Off is an intense competition between area restaurants. First place offers bragging rights to “The best chili in town!” Entry forms MUST be received by Friday, March 2nd in order to compete.
Thank you to all of our sponsors for this event. Without sponsorship, events like this could never happen. This year's sponsors include, Farm Bureau Insurance (presenting sponsor), Yianni's Restaurant, State Farm - Karin Cook Agency, ERA Mountain View Properties, Small & Martin Orthodontics, and in-kind donations from CoMPAS X-Stream, Pepsi, Food Lion, Simply Green Recycling and Wendys.
Proceeds for this event go to sponsor the various projects that are supported by the Downtown Development Association such as the annual Halloween Trick or Treating and Costume Contest, the annual Christmas Parade, Downtown marketing, sponsorship for a TGIF Concert and more. We hope to see you there!
For more information call 828-438-5252.