The East End Bazaar will host Hop & Heat October 22nd, 2012 from 2:00 P – 6:00 P as a FestivALL Fall event. Hops & Heat, an Appalachian Craft Beer and Chili Cookoff Event celebrating the close to the Open-Air Bazaar season, will encompass over 70 craft beers from more than 20 Appalachian breweries and crown the Bazaar’s best chili in a chili cookoff competition between 10 Bazaar cooks. The Hops & Heat Chili Cookoff (details below) winner will receive a custom award created by Bazaar artist Kelly Bryant of Studio 13.
This year the Hopped & Heated beer competition will be added. Breweries bringing chili-themed beers will be judged to whose is the best and which will win a custom award.
Only 500 tickets will be sold. Craft Drinker Tickets cost $30 and include 4 oz. samples of beer, unlimited chili samples, three 12 oz. beer tickets, and one branded tasting cup; only 400 are available. Non Drinker Tickets cost $20 and include unlimited chili samples and access to food vendors, live music, and East End Bazaar artisans.
Registration to enter the Hops and Heat Chili Cookoff is $20. Two competitors will share one of our 10 x 10 Bazaar booths. All cooks will receive a Hops & Heat chili cookoff apron, sampling cups, spoons, gloves, complementary bag, three beer tickets, and a 4 oz. sampling cup for craft beers.
Cooks may begin preparing their chili at 10:00 A. ALL competition chili must be prepared on site. All contestants are expected to bring the necessary materials to make their chili on-site. Premade chili may be brought for the audience. People’s choice will make up 25% of the vote while each of the five celebrity judges will contribute 75% toward picking the Bazaar’s Best Chili.
Hops & Heat will feature it’s normal array of locally-sourced artists & artisans, food, and music. The four artists or artisans who participated the most during the East End Bazaar season will showcase their wares along with two Bazaar food vendors. The Harp Twins will perform from 3 P – 5 P and host an autograph and photo session from 5 P – 6 P afterwards. Check out the full Bazaar lineup of artists and artisans, food vendors, music, and breweries below. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get all the Hops & Heat updates, and tweet us live from Hops & Heat with the hashtags #HopsandHeat #EEBazaar #UrbanAppalachia!
The Harp Twins 3:00 P – 5:00 P