Out of concern for the health of our citizens amid the potential spread of COVID-19, the Downtown Development Association, in conjunction with the Main Street Office and presenting sponsor Farm Bureau, has decided to cancel the 26th Annual ACC Chili Cookoff, scheduled for Friday, March 13.

If anyone purchased advance tickets for the event, they will be eligible for a refund. Ticket holders will need to visit the Main Street Office, at 112B W. Union St., any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to receive a refund.

If ticket holders do not wish to collect a refund, the proceeds of their ticket purchase will be donated to the Downtown Development Association. The Downtown Development Association is instrumental in providing education for downtown merchants, and in bringing the local community events such as the Halloween Spooktacular, the Downtown Christmas Parade, the Winter Carnival, TGIF, the FAB Crawl, and more.

While the ACC Chili Cookoff has been cancelled, the Luck of the Irish FAB Crawl, scheduled for Saturday, March 14, will proceed as planned.

The City of Morganton Main Street Office encourages anyone planning to visit Downtown Morganton this Saturday for the FAB Crawl to use their best judgement and exercise common sense. If you do not feel safe attending the FAB Crawl, or if you are displaying symptoms of illness, it is best to stay home.

For further information, contact the Morganton Main Street Office at (828) 438-5252.

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