The Hale Springs Inn hosted the Great Chili Cookoff, where master chefs brewed their secret recipes until 5 p.m., when the public was invited to sample.
Meanwhile, judging was underway in the First Baptist Church parking lot for the children’s costume contest, followed by the children’s parade on Main Street.
Hot on the heels of the parade was the annual cruise-in parade, where a reported 154 hot rods and classic vehicles made a pass down Main Street before looping back around and parking for the final Rogersville Cruise-In of the year.
Perfect weather is in the forecast for Saturday, when day two of Heritage Days begins at 10 a.m. downtown, featuring scores of arts and crafts booths, historic and artistic demonstrations, children’s activities, and live music and dancing all day.
There’a also a whole block of food options on both sides of Depot Street between Main Street and Depot Street.
The festival continues until 6 p.m. Saturday, and then runs from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday.