Havelock Chili Festival back for 40th anniversary Saturday

HAVELOCK, N.C. (WITN) – The Havelock Chili Festival is back Saturday for its 40th anniversary.

The Havelock Chili Committee says it will be celebrating its 40th year after a two-year break. The festival is meant to support local causes and is run by volunteers.

In the last 5 years, the committee says it has given out more than $50,000 to the local community. In 2019, more than $11,500 was distributed to a variety of organizations, schools, and causes, including $1,000 in scholarships and $2,000 in STEM grants to Havelock elementary and middle schools.

This year, you can expect a wide array of food and drinks like hot dogs, Asian fusion, Thai Asian cruise food, lumpia, turkey legs, funnel cakes, and shaved ice.

There will be performances by the Havelock High School Marching Band, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Brass Band, and Carl Newton’s Review and Bridge Atlantic, as well as demonstrations by Craven County Sheriff’s Office K9s and their handlers.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Sept. 24, at Walter B. Jones Park and end at 8 p.m.

For more information, visit their website or their Facebook page.

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