ACC Chili Cook Off!


Friday, March 13, 2020

26th Annual ACC Chili Cook-Off

Get set and get ready for the annual ACC Chili Cook-Off presented by Burke County Farm Bureau Insurance. The event will take place Friday, March 13, 2020 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 

Chili Cook-Off tickets

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 Friday March 13. Prizes include ribbons and downtown buck awards totaling $250 given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places! Entry fee is $10 (Entries received after 9:00 am will not be included in the judging due to the competitive nature of this event.)

Amateur Division Entry Form

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 8th in order to compete.

Commercial Division Entry Form

Thank you to all of our sponsors for this event. Without sponsorship, events like this could never happen. This year's sponsors include, Presenting Sponsor: Burke County Farm Bureau Insurance Sponsors: Compas X-STREAM ERA Mountain View Properties, Food Lion, Morganton General StorePepsi, and Small, Martin & Piers Orthodontics. 

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.