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Call to Chili Cookers: Downtown Concord's Hops & Heat Event Needs Competitors

Sep 28, 2017 02:01PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

The Mike Strauss Band. Courtesy of the CDDC website.

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 Downtown Concord for the Hops & Heat Beer & Chili Festival will take place. This exciting festival runs from from 1:00- 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Concord, and is sure to satisfy your tastebuds.  

Along with plenty of vendors, there will also be a chili cook-off competition. This is open to the public, which means anyone can register to participate. Individuals and teams are welcome.

Feeling competitive? Competitors have the opportunity to challenge someone after completing registration. The Concord Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) will notify them of the challenge. This is a great opportunity for businesses, non-profits and other organizations to get involved.

This is your chance to roll up your sleeves and get cookin' for a cause!

The CDDC is now accepting Chili Competitors. Festival participants will vote for their favorite chili in 4 categories: Red (tomato based), Non-Red (non-tomato based), Vegetarian, & Hot to determine chili competition winners! The chili cook-off is designed to be fun and competitive as individuals or teams compete for trophies and bragging rights. 


Entertainment Line-up:

1:00 p.m. - David Childers


2:30 p.m. - The Mike Strauss Band


4:00 p.m. - PALEFACE


Hops & Heat will provide a beer tasting component of some of your favorite local and regional breweries.

This fundraising event is organized by the Concord Downtown Development Corporation and the Historic Concord Preservation Trust with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the United Way of Central Carolinas - Cabarrus.

Ticket Info:

  • $30 for Beer & Chili Tasting 
  • $20 for Chili Tasting Only 
  • *Only a limited number of tickets will be available; come early for chili, once it's gone, it's gone!*
Hops  Heat Beer and Chili Festival - start Nov 04 2017 0100PM

Hops & Heat Beer and Chili Festival - Nov 4, 2017 1:00PM

Join us for an afternoon of Beer, Bands, and Buckets of Chili in Downtown Concord! Live music from David Childers, The Mike Strauss Band, and PALEFACE! Unlimited beer tastings from ... Read More » 


Hops & Heat will be located on Barbrick Avenue in Downtown Concord. For more information visit the event page or call 704-784-4208

All content courtesy of the 
the CDDC website

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