Downtown Concord's Inaugural Hops & Heat: Beer & Chili Festival a Local Success
Nov 15, 2017 09:01PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
According to Holly Sloop, the CDDC's Marketing Coordinator, "We believe this year’s Hops and Heat Beer & Chili Festival was a great success for an inaugural event. We had fourteen chili teams and nine breweries that provided chili and beer tastings throughout the day with a rotation of three different bands on stage."
Over 250 tickets were sold for the chili-themed event, and little ones were allowed in with a ticketed adult, so there was an estimated few hundred in attendance.
When it comes to the Hops & Heat Chili Competition, the judges were the event attendees that purchased tickets. Participants had the opportunity to taste the different chilies and place their vote for their favorite, which was tallied up, to determine the winners.
The CDDC is always working to develop events and/or programs that introduce Downtown Concord to people that might not otherwise visit or be familiar with the district. "We believe this event in particular introduced Downtown Concord to many new faces!" Sloop told us.
Hops & Heat Chili Competition WinnersBest Vegetarian Chili Winner: Uncle Jim's Meatless Chili
Best Red Chili Winner: Morgan Ridge Railwalk
Best Non-Red Chili Winner: Bistro Catering
Here's to many more events to come!