Event date: 11/3/2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Export event
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2018 Hops and Heat: Beer & Chili Festival

2018 Hops and Heat: Beer & Chili Festival

Unlimited Beer Tastings!  Chili Tastings While They Last!  

Live Music All Afternoon!


Join us on Saturday, November 3rd from 1 - 5:00 p.m. in Downtown Concord for the Hops and Heat Beer & Chili Festival!

Festival participants will vote for their favorite chili in 4 categories: Red (tomato based), Non-Red (non-tomato based), Vegetarian, & Hot to determine chili competition winners! The chili cook-off is designed to be fun and competitive as individuals or teams compete for trophies and bragging rights!

Chili Cook-Off Details & Registration

*Chili Cook-Off Registration Ends October 19 or when space is Full*

Participating Chili Teams (thus far):

Southern Fried Philosophy
Uncle Jim
Knox for Judge
Nacho Mama's
CaboCo Media Group
Calvary Lutheran
Vagabond BBQ
John Mervine
Verde Vixens
Ten Ten BBQ
Homegrown HEAT
Concord Moose Lodge 404


Cory Luetjen & The Traveling Blues Band

North Carolina based Cory Luetjen & The Traveling Blues Band are a regional favorite, playing over 250 dates a year through out NC, SC, TN, & VA. Their brand of high energy brings a charismatic mix of Blues, Funk, & Beach music, guarantees a foot tapping, crowd pleasing good time.


Hops & Heat will provide a beer tasting component of some of your favorite local and regional breweries!

This fundraising event is organized by the Concord Downtown Development Corporation and the Historic Concord Preservation Trust.


$30 for Beer & Chili Tasting
$20 for Chili Tasting Only 
Note: Ticket prices include entertainment; must have a ticket to enter festival area (Paypal receipt will act as ticket).

**Tickets will be sold up until noon on Friday, Nov. 2nd if not sold out prior. | Any remaining tickets will be sold day of at the event for an additional $5.00.**

*Only a limited number of tickets will be available; come early for chili, once it's gone, it's gone! Purchase at link below!*

This is a rain or shine event. 

Valid ID required to consume alcohol. ID's will be checked at check-in for those participating in the beer tasting.

Hops & Heat Tickets!


Volunteer with us!


Presenting Sponsor:

Supporting Sponsors:










Email info@concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208 for more information! 

Event date: 11/3/2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Export event
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