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A weekend full of fun and chilli happens this weekend, during the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the square this Saturday and Sunday.

 

2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned cookoffs are the highlight of both days.

 

The annual Chillifest pageant to crown a new Little Miss and Little Mister Chilli Peppers, a Junior Miss Chilli Pepper, and a Miss Chilli Pepper, starts at 9 Saturday morning on the south stage, right after the opening ceremony.

 

Entertainment on the south stage during the 2-day event includes junior and senior high dance and pom pom teams, country music, tumblers, the Taylorville High School Jazz Band, and much more.  Entertainment on the north stage takes place both days from  noon to 4pm, with several different bands performing including Cactus Ranch, Tim Zini, Relativity, and Rockaholics.

 

This year’s Greater Taylorville Chillifest Bags Tournament offers some 5-thousand dollars in prize money between the 2 days of competition on the northeast corner of the square.

 

And, there’s over 100 arts and crafts’ booths, the popular Kids’ Zone is back, and Conner Family Amusement carnival rides are also back.

 

For the complete schedule, go on-line to chillifest-dot-info, that’s chillifest with 2-L’s.

 
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