Hickory – Bring your award-winning chili to the Morganton Community House and compete in the 26th Annual ACC Chili Cook-Off, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance! The Cook-Off features over a dozen chili recipes to sample, a place for friends to relax, and all the excitement of the ACC Basketball under one roof!

The ACC Chili Cook-Off presented takes place on Friday, March 13th at the Morganton Community House from 11:00am to 1:30pm. A BARGAIN PRICED $7.00 ticket buys all-you-can-eat chili with ALL the fixin’s: cornbread, salad, desert and drink! Can’t dine in? You can get your meal to go.

ALL ARE WELCOME to enter their infamous chili in the cook off! To enter, visit www.downtownmorganton.com, complete and return the entry form then bring your crock-pot of chili to the Morganton Community House between 7:30am and 9:00am Friday, March 13th. Spicy, vegetarian and all other types welcome. Prizes given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! ALL restaurants are welcomed to join the action as the commercial division of the Chili Cook-Off includes bragging rights of “The BEST chili in town”! See the website for complete details.

Chili Cook-off tickets are available online at www.downtownmorganton.com, and in person at the Main Street Office, 112B W. Union Street. Tickets may also be purchased from DDA Board Members and are available the day of the event at the door.

Proceeds for this event go to sponsor the various projects that are supported by the Downtown Development Association such as the annual Halloween Downtown Trick or Treating and Costume Contest, the annual Christmas Parade, sponsorship for a TGIF Concert and promotion of Downtown Morganton as a premier shopping, dining, and business locale.

Sponsors for the 26th Annual Chili Cook-off include: presenting sponsor Burke County Farm Bureau Insurance, Compas X-Stream, ERA Mountain View Properties, Food Lion, KICKS 103.3, Morganton General Store, Pepsi, and Small, Martin, & Piers Orthodontics.

For more information, call 828-438-5250.