10th Annual Big Chili Cookoff

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2018


6:30-11 p.m. Nov. 3

Come taste and vote on the best chili recipes in Rowan County at the 10th Annual Big Chili Cookoff on Nov. 3 at the F&M Trolley Barn. Guests will begin entering the event at 6:30 p.m. through the front doors of Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 121 East Liberty St. in Historic Salisbury’s East Square Cultural Arts District. The Big Chili Cookoff fundraiser benefits Waterworks’ education and outreach programs.
Volunteer chili makers will simmer up and serve their favorite chili rendition. Traditional, nouveau, sweet, savory, meaty and vegetarian recipes will fill the F&M Trolley Barn with amazing, mouthwatering aromas.

To compete
If you would like to compete for the coveted Big Chili Pepper Award while Cookin’ for Art, contact Taylor Durham, taylor@theletteredlily.com. Find the Cook’s Guidelines at http://waterworks.org/specialevents/bigchilicookoff.html. Entry deadline is Oct. 15.

Chili-tasting and voting (tickets provided) will take place between 6:30-9 p.m. New this year is a mega margarita bar; beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be served. Dance to deejay music, and play the raffle until 11 p.m. Featured raffle items include a STIHL chainsaw, Carolina Panther tickets, and a special treat for the ladies. Winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this 10-year tradition on which Waterworks relies to achieve its mission of providing diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education, and outreach programs. Purchase tickets online, or in person at Waterworks during regular gallery hours; $35 each/$30 for members. Must be 21 to attend.

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