This is Beckley’s 24th Annual Chili Night and as of September 10th, registration is under way. Beckley's largest annual block party will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014, from 5 – 9 p.m. along streets in uptown Beckley. The event features a chili cook-off and entertainment.
Chili categories include:
Best-tasting spicy chili
Unique specialty chili
Chili participants are asked to prepare a large quantity of chili to serve and they must be registered with the Health Department. Food handler classes remain for anyone needing a health card (offered Sept. 10 at 3 pm, Sept. 19 at 9 am, Sept. 24 at 3 pm, Oct. 3 at 9 am; class fee = $15; card good for two years) - To reserve a spot in a class or for more details, call the Health Department at 304-252-8532.
Beckley Events will provide the sample cups, spoons, napkins and crackers to the participants, plus they will be reimbursed 25 cents per ticket collected. Registration for the cook-off is due by September 15th – visit www.beckley.org and click on Beckley Events to copy a form or call 304-256-1776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have one mailed, faxed or emailed.
The first 40 chili booths and 25 non-chili vendors will be accepted.
Entertainment at the Word Park Gazebo, Shoemaker Square Gazebo and a stage on Main Street will feature a variety of musical styles. Myers Amusements will offer carnival rides. Chili Night is one of Beckley’s largest events and it serves as a fund-raiser for Beckley Events. The event caps off a busy day in Beckley which includes the Beckley Half-Marathon and the Rocket Boys Festival at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine.
Chipley Chiropractic wishes all of the participants good luck on their chili. Dr. Chipley participated in Chili Night for 17 years prior to retiring from the event. His office is still full of many 1st place, second place and third place trophies. He will likely be up-town checking out all the chili and hopefully we will see lots of our patients and friends participating in this great annual festival. ###