Last-Minute Change

On Saturday, April 16, 2011, North Carolina was hit by more than two dozen tornadoes, leaving horrific paths of destruction and death in their wake. The chili cookoff and car show slid to Sunday, April 17, avoiding rain and very high winds in downtown Asheboro. We used mass media and social networking sites to get the word out about the date change. We enjoyed clear skies, gentle breezes and 70+ degree temperatures.

What's Going On?

Golden Corral and the Randolph Heritage Conservancy are joining forces for a street rod car show and a chili cookoff in Bicentennial Park in downtown Asheboro.... Deadline to enter as a chili cook is April 10, 2011.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Pics on FB!

If you would like to post some pics on our Facebook pages, you can! And, we have finally posted all the pics we took the day of the event.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

All Kinds of Chili

Sights throughout the day ...

Rebecca Briles won the 2011 Best Showmanship Award

Asheboro Mayor David Smith jumped in to help with trash removal.
Charlie Fowler won the 2011 Grand Prize. He also came in first in the People's Choice contest, but rules said that if you won the Grand Prize, you are ineligible to win another award. He won the People's Choice in 2009 and 2010.

Michele Wilkins won 2nd Place for her "Savor the Flavor" vegetarian chili.
The Fairlanes are always a crowd pleaser!
White chicken chili

An official judge makes notes about the chili as he tastes it. This is a ballot.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chili's of Asheboro Community Involvement


Sometimes weather just gets in the way of having outdoor fun! So with a 90 percent chance of periodic thunderstorms and wind on Saturday, the Old Time Chili Cookoff and car show are sliding to Sunday, April 17, 2011.
On Sunday, to accommodate persons going to church, the car show registration has been extended to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Good Morning Show - Friday, April 15, 2011

Join the 2010 Old Time Chili Cookoff Grand Prize winner, Kim Jarmon, as he shows how he makes chili. He'll be on The Good Morning Show at 7:15 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.

And, list to Rock 92 in the mornings on your radio to hear more about the Old Time Chili Cookoff. On Saturday, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., come meet Chris Kelly - who hails from Randolph County!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

18 cooks!

We have 18 cooks. Most are from Randolph County, but the 18th hails from Winston-Salem. We're delighted to have such a strong interest and turnout in our event!