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The Hops and Heat Beer & Chili Festival 2018 Is Ready To Bring The Heat!

The Concord Downtown Development Corporation and the Historic Concord Preservation Trust have teamed up to host the Hops and Heat Beer & Chili Festival, Saturday, November 3, from 1 – 5 p.m. in Downtown Concord.

Hops and Heat will feature local and regional breweries, a “taste off” of local chili cookers, and live musical entertainment.


North Carolina based Cory Luetjen & The Traveling Blues Band will provide live entertainment with a high energy mix of Blues, Funk, and Beach.

Brewery Line-Up:

  • Catawba Brewing Company

  • Pilot Brewing

  • Red Hill Brewing Company

  • High Branch Brewing Company

  • Cabarrus Brewing company

  • Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery and Eatery

  • Commoners Brewing Company

  • Southern Strain Brewing Company

Chili Teams Heat Up

Fourteen teams will be competing for “best chili” over 4 categories, Red, Non-Red, Vegetarian, and Hot with attendees using voting tickets to pick their favorites.

Know and Go

A limited number of tickets are on sale now to the general public. Beer & Chili Tasting tickets are $30, Chili Only Tasting tickets are $20. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 704-784-4208. 

The event will take place in the vehicular lot behind the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse (next to Means Avenue) in Downtown Concord. Tickets include souvenir tasting glass (if purchasing the beer & chili ticket), voting tickets for the chili cook-off, and live entertainment.

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Hops and Heat Beer & Chili Festival - Nov 03, 2018 01:00PM

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This fundraising event is organized by the Concord Downtown Development Corporation and the Historic Concord Preservation Trust. Hops and Heat is proudly presented by Hilbish Ford with support from Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships, Cabarrus Magazine, and F&M Bank.

The Concord Downtown Development Corporation is committed to fostering continued growth and redevelopment in the Downtown Concord Municipal Service District through promotion, design, and business redevelopment.

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