Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest

 

31st Annual Chillifest Promises 2 Days of Food and Entertainment

 

Posted September 24, 2016

 

The 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the Taylorville square October First and 2nd, promises 2 days of great food and entertainment.

The event, which is a fund-raiser for the Chamber, includes 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned judging, entertainment on both the south main stage, and for the 2nd year on the north stage.

Chilli and Pepsi products will again be sold by the Chamber in the tent on the southeast side of the Courthouse lawn.  Many other food, arts and crafts vendors will also offer their wares all around the square.

New this year is a “Kidzone” tent on the southwest side of the square with kid-friendly events both days.

The popular Little Miss, Little Mister, Junior Miss and Miss Chilli Pepper contests all take place starting just after 9 Saturday morning on the south stage.

2 days of bags tournaments take place thru-out both days inside the Beer Tent fence.

Dance teams, cheerleading and pom pom squads, chilli eating and lip sync contests, are again part of the weekend's festivities.  For a complete schedule of events, click the “schedule” link at chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

For more information, contact the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square, or call 824-4919.

 

 

2 Days of Bags Tournaments at This Year's Chillifest

 

Posted September 24, 2016

 

2 days of bags tournaments are among the many events taking place at the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the Taylorville square October First and 2nd.

The bags tournaments both days will take place inside the Beer Tent fence area on the northeast corner of the Taylorville square.

The October First tournament registration is from one to 1:30 that afternoon.  Play begins at 2, with 2-person open teams competing in a double elimination format.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams.  Entry fee is 15-dollars per person.

The October 2nd bags tournament at Chillifest is a sanctioned event by Capital City Cornhole.  Registration starts at eleven that morning, with the registration fee also 15-dollars per person.  It's a blind tournament, with the meeting at 11:45 and competition starting at noon in a round robin format.  There'll be 2 divisions with cash prizes for winning each division.  All teams are guaranteed to play at least 5 games.

Information on both tournaments is available on-line at chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's, or at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.
 

 

 

"Hot Lips" Lip Sync Contest Added to Chillifest Entertainment

 

Posted September 24, 2016

 

The new “Hot Lips” lip sync contest, is part of the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on Saturday, October First at 4pm.

Registration is open to the first 10 acts, whether they're solo or group acts, that register at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 28th at 4:30pm.  Music must accompany the registration form on CD or flash drive.

Acts can be from 1 to 5 people, can use props, and must be no longer than 4 minutes.

The Chilifest Entertainment Committee reserves the right to select which acts are appropriate for performance.

Registration forms are available on-line at chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's, or at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.

 

 

 

Additional Craft Vendors, Little Bean Baby Contestants Still Sought for Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest

 

Posted September 19, 2016

 

Additional craft vendors and “Little Bean” baby contestants are still being sought, for the 31st Annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest taking place on the Taylorville square October First and 2nd.

Forms for both the craft vendors and the “Little Bean” contest, are available at the festival's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's, or at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.

This year's event will feature nearly 60 contestants in the annual Pageant, entertain on both the south and north stages, an expanded children's area called the “Kidzone”, and 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned chilli, verde, and salsa judging. 

Complete information on the event can also be obtained at chillifest-dot-info.
 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE HOLDS WEEKLY MEETING TOWARDS OCTOBER FIRST AND 2nd EVENT

 

Posted September 19, 2016

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee is now meeting every Monday night til the 31st edition of the festival taking place this year October First and 2nd on the Taylorville square.

Last night's meeting went just over an hour, and chair Greg Hornbuckle (standing in above picture) told Regional Radio News after the meeting that entries are still being accepted for the 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned judging.

Hornbuckle says not only will you find delicious chilli being sold by the Chamber in their tent on the south side of the Courthouse, but a wide variety of food thru-out the square during Chillifest weekend.

The Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest this year still has room for some additional craft vendors.

The event also needs more “Little Bean” baby contestants.  Forms for vendors and the “Little Bean” contest, are available at chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's, or at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.
 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE HOLDS MEETING; BEGINS FINALIZING PLANS FOR 31st ANNUAL EVENT

 

Posted September 12, 2016

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee met Monday night in the Chamber board room, to begin finalizing plans for the 31st annual event on the Taylorville square October First and 2nd.

Chillifest chair Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that the event is just 3 weeks away.

Hornbuckle says some things will stay the same, and some things will be tweeked for this year's Chillifest.

And, the Taylorville Chamber Chillifest will have an expanded kids area, called the Kids Zone.

Entries are still being accepted for craft vendors, the Little Mister and Little Chilli Bean contests.  Entry forms can be obtained at the event's web site chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's, or at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.
 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST STILL ACCEPTING "LITTLE CHILLI BEAN" CONTESTANTS

 

Posted September 12, 2016

 

Entrants are being sought for the Cutest Baby Contest, now called the “Little Chilli Bean” contest, at this year's Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

The contest is for children up to 2 years of age.  It is a “People's Choice” competition and not a stage event.  Vote for your favorite child by placing tickets that can be purchased for 25-cents each, into the jar of that child.

Winners will be announced at the end of Chillifest on Sunday, October 2nd.

The “Little Chilli Bean” entry form can be found at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info (that's chillifest with 2-L's), or from the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.

There is a limit of 30 entrants, and the entry deadline is September 29th.  A completed entry form, and a 5-dollar entry fee, can be submitted at the Chamber office.

 

 

ENTRIES STILL BEING SOUGHT FOR LITTLE MISTER PAGEANT

 

Posted September 12, 2016

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is still accepting applications for participants for its annual “Little Mister” pageant to be held Saturday morning, October First, at 9am on the event's south stage.

A total of 20 entries will be accepted.

A “Little Mister Chilli Pepper” participant must be between 3 and 6 years of age, and a resident of Christian County.  There is a 20-dollar entry fee.  Entries are not considered official until the application form and fee are both submitted to the Chamber office.

The entry form is available on the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info (that's chillifest with 2-L's), or at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST STILL ACCEPTING CRAFT VENDOR APPLICATIONS

Posted September 12, 2016

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce is still accepting craft vendor applications for the 31st edition of the event to be held on the Taylorville square October 1st and 2nd.

The vendor form is available for download at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info (that's chillifest with 2-L's), or from the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.

Registration deadline is September 23rd.

The event already has its available number of food vendor spaces taken.

 

 

Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Chilli, Vendor, Pageant Forms Available

 

Posted August 9, 2016

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce has announced that a host of forms for its 31st annual Chillifest to be held on the square October First and 2nd, are now available.

Forms available include entering either or both days of International Chilli Society cookoffs, signing up as vendors and food vendors for the 2 days, and entry forms for the 3 pageants—Little Miss or Mister, Junior Miss Chilli Pepper, and the new Miss Chilli Pepper contests.

All of these forms are available on the web at chillifest-dot-info, the Chillifest web site, or by stopping at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square.

Please note that there are deadlines for all entry forms, so check each form for the specific deadline date.

 

 

 

Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Committee Holds Monthly Meeting

posted July 19, 2016

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their regular monthly meeting Monday night at the Chamber office, as plans continue for the 31st edition of the event on the Taylorville square October First and 2nd.
Committee chair Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that the weekend is taking shape nicely.

Hornbuckle said this year there will be an added emphasis on a Kids' Corner at this year's Chillifest.

And, there will be plenty of entertainment on both the south and north stage at this year's Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.

For more information on the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, just go to chillifest-dot-info, that's “chillifest” with 2-L's.

 

 

 

Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee Holds Organizational Meeting

posted April 19, 2016

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their organizational meeting this week to begin the planning for the 31st annual event October First and 2nd on the Taylorville square.

Chamber C-E-O Patty Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News that a lot of crowd favorites will return for another year.

And, Hornbuckle added the Committee is working on more kids' events for 2016.

The Committee will be meeting monthly for the next several months, then weekly a month before the early October event.

 

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