Oriental’s 5th Annual Chili Cookoff

Oriental will host its Fifth Annual Chili Cook Off this year on Saturday, September 24th. If you enjoyed the annual chowder cook off earlier this year, you’ll enjoy our taste-bud-tempting chili cook off as well. This event is proving to be a favorite among locals with a good turn out and plenty of delicious chili to sample.

Benefits from the cook off go to support The Old Theatre, Oriental’s original movie theatre turned civic center. The theatre not only hosts productions from our local reperatory company but engages a number of well known entertainers throughout the season. The Old Theatre is also the place where locals and visitors alike to go on Friday nights to watch classic movies and enjoy free popcorn.

Plan on joining us the fourth Saturday in September. Our hotel here in Oriental is just a short stroll away from all the festivities at the cook off or you can get there on one of our courtesy bicycles.