ACC Chili Cook Off!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

23rd Annual ACC Chili Cook-Off presented by Farm Bureau Insurance

The ACC Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser for the Downtown Development Association will take place Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Collett Street Recreation Center (downstairs at 300 Collett 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 in February.

Where Are Tickets Available?

Tickets are now available online ($7/ticket + $1 online processing fee)! 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 23rd 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 9. 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.)

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 3rd in order to compete.

Commercial Division Entry Form

Watch the Game

Wide-screen HDTV compliments of Queen City Audio, Video & Appliances will be available.  This ensures that no one will miss a thing! Pepsi is also on hand.

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!

Our sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors! Without your support, we could not host this wonderful event.

Presenting sponsor - Farm Bureau Insurance


Additional Sponsors -


NCScapes   SmallMartin

Compas Cable, Simply Green Recycling

For more information call 828-438-5252.