Please note our new email address: HavelockChiliCommittee@outlook.com
BIIIIIG NEWS, PEOPLE!!
In our quest to improve the Havelock Chili Festival, the Havelock Chili Committee is adding the Shortway Chilifest Beer Garden this year!
Special thanks to Shortway Brewing Co. for sponsoring the Beer Garden.
Four of Shortway's locally-brewed beers will be available:
• Down East IPA
• Lookout Blonde
• Sandy White Peaches
• 2 Beer Limit
• Serving hours: noon to 4pm
• ID check for all Beer Garden patrons.
• ID'd patrons will be issued wristbands.
• Beer can only be consumed inside the Beer Garden area.
• Chili and other Festival food may be brought into the Beer Garden but anyone entering the Beer Garden must have proof of ID wristband.
We're excited to offer this addition to our 41st Annual Havelock Chili Festival and we're looking forward to seeing you all there Saturday, Oct. 21st from 10am to 6pm!
Check out the line-up of participants for the 2023 Havelock Chili Festival sponsored by MainStreet Family Urgent Care. So many talented artisans and vendors offering awesome items for you to take home, not to mention a variety of delicious food!
$20 Registration fee per car.
Want to be a sponsor? Contact us at HavelockChiliCommittee@outlook.com
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Do people rave about your chili? Think it's the best in town? Enter our People's Choice Chili Competition and let your friends and neighbors decide! The prize for the winner is $500!
For competition details and application, visit:
The 41st Annual Havelock Chili Festival will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, in Walter B. Jones Park, downtown Havelock, NC. Event hours are Saturday 10am until 6pm. We are looking for the best amateur and professional chili cooks to battle it out for the 2023 title(s). Whether you are a seasoned cook or just starting out, the best chili just comes down to taste.
We are now sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS). Details of our event can be found at ICS Chili, Inc. (chilicookoff.com)
We will NOT be hosting a Wings Competition this year. The Havelock Chili Festival Committee is choosing to focus on the Chili Competition. It's possible the Friday night wing night will be back in the future if we can recruit more dedicated volunteers. Stay tuned.
Save the Date - we hope to see you all on Saturday, Oct. 21!
The big day has come and gone - thank you all for coming out! We're already working on next year's event - we hope you plan to join us!
The Havelock Chili Festival was created as a means for nonprofit organizations to raise funds and awareness for their causes.
Proceeds from the Havelock Chili Festival benefit nonprofit organizations in our local area.
Since 2019, over $15,500 in funds were distributed to a variety of organizations, schools, and causes,
including $2,000 in scholarships and $2,000 in STEM grants to Havelock elementary and Middle schools.
Havelock is a small town that is proud of its partnership with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, the largest Marine Air Station in the world.
The Havelock Chili Festival also cherishes its relationship with the leadership and Marines and sailors of MCAS Cherry Point.
In 1981, the Commanding General of MCAS Cherry Point suggested the creation of a festival that would provide his Marines, Sailors and their families
with an opportunity to connect with the Havelock community. Based on his vision, Havelock's International Chili Society Cook-off concept was born.
Past Havelock Chili Cook-offs have included competitors from all over the great state of North Carolina and visitors from Arkansas, Colorado,
Missouri, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
After a 2-year hiatus, we are eager to once again offer an exciting opportunity for chili cooks and vendors across Eastern North Carolina and far and wide to participate in this annual family-focused, safe event.
The Havelock Chili Festival pledges to continue honoring its legacy by producing memorable family-friendly community events that support local non-profit organizations.
For press or vendor inquiries, please send us a message. Thank you for your interest! We will get back to you as soon as we can.
PO Box 113, Havelock, NC 28532, US