The annual NC Chili Festival be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 in Havelock, and has a long history of raising funds to give to local nonprofit organizations in the community.
The festival is held at Walter B. Jones Park, Havelock and covers a two-day span of events and entertainment. Come prepared to vote for People's Choice.
In addition to the competitions and live music there will be arts and crafts, food, vendors and live entertainment throughout the festival grounds each day. Activities for the children are planned, such as bounce houses and slides and face painting. Parking is free, plentiful and within easy walking distance. To learn more, visit chilifestival.org.