Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest

 

BUILD YOUR OWN SCARECROW AT CHILLIFEST

 

Posted September 26, 2016

 

You can build your own scarecrow at this year's Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

The New Vision 4-H Club will be operating a booth where, for a small fee, you can build your own scarecrow.

Or, for a slight additional fee, members of the club will build it for you.

This was a popular event at Chillifest in past years, and the Chillifest Committee is pleased that the New Vision 4-H Club will be bringing this popular hands-on display back to the event.

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest takes place this Saturday and Sunday on the square.

For information on the event, go to chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

One of the many fun activities that will be available at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest will be a scarecrow fundraiser where you can build your own scarecrow. Mathew Heberling with the New Vision 4-H Club that will be operating the booth at Chillifest said how the scarecrow fundraiser will work.

 

 

 

 

The event will operate much like build-a-bear, but with scarecrows. Heberling shared what the pricing will be to build your own scarecrow.

 

 

 

 

The funds generated during the fundraiser will benefit the New Vision 4-H Club, with Heberling mentioning how it the club typically uses the funds to help benefit other organizations in the area as well.

 

 

STILL OPENINGS FOR "LITTLE CHILLI BEAN" CUTEST BABY CONTEST ENTRIES AT CHILLIFEST 

 

Posted September 26, 2016

 

(Taylorville)--More entries are needed for the “Little Chilli Bean” cutest baby contest during the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest taking place this Saturday and Sunday on the Taylorville square.

The contest is a “People's Choice” award, with vote tickets 25-cents each. You'll drop your tickets into the jar of your favorite baby.  Voting will be from 9am til 6pm Saturday, and 11am to 1pm on Sunday.

Entrants must be residents of Christian County, and no more than 2 years old. First, second and third place winners will receive prizes donated by People's Bank and Trust and Little Luxuries.

The entry form is available 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.

Entry deadline is this Thursday at 5pm.

 

 

THERE'S STILL ROOM FOR MORE CRAFT VENDORS AT THIS WEEKEND'S CHILLIFEST

 

Posted September 26, 2016

 

There's still room for additional craft vendors at the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.  Some 65 vendors have already signed up, but more are welcome.

Vendor forms with rules and registration information, are available on the event web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's, or by contacting the Chamber office at 824-4919.

Chillifest this year takes place this Saturday and Sunday, October First and 2nd on the Taylorville square.

 

 

JUDGES STILL NEEDED FOR 2 DAYS OF ICS SANCTIONED CHILLI JUDGING AT THIS WEEKEND'S CHILLIFEST

 

Posted September 26, 2016

 

Chilli judges for 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned judging, are still needed for the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

Whether you're an individual or group, any and all judges are welcome.

To be a judge for one or both days of I-C-S sanctioned judging, contact the Chamber office at 824-4919 to sign up.

 

 

CHILLI BEING JUDGED AND SERVED AT THIS WEEKEND'S GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

 

Posted September 26, 2016

 

The City of Taylorville, the “Chilli Capital of Illinois,” will be rolling out the red carpet this Saturday and Sunday, as the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest takes place on the courthouse square.

The event features 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned judging, with cooks coming from several states.

The event also features delicious chilli served by the Greater Taylorville Chamber in their tent on the southeast portion of the square.  A bowl is 4-dollars, a quart is 10-dollars.  Pepsi is the exclusive beverage provider again this year, and your favorite Pepsi product is just 2-dollars per bottle, with water a dollar per bottle.  Chilli dogs served with the famous Chamber chilli, is 5-dollars, a hot dog is 2-dollars, and a snack stick is a dollar.  All proceeds from the Chamber Chilli tent go to enable the Chamber to continue to be the welcome mat for those coming to the community.

The Chamber fields countless calls and e-mail requests for information, thru-out the year.  Member dues and fund raisers such as Chillifest, keep the Chamber funded.

The Chamber invites Central Illinois residents to come and enjoy 2 days of chilli, entertainment, and fun, on the Taylorville square this Saturday and Sunday.

For complete information on the event, including a complete schedule of events, to go chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.
 

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE HOLDS FINAL MEETING BEFORE WEEKEND EVENT

 

Posted September 26, 2016

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their final meeting before this weekend's event, on Monday afternoon the Chamber board room.

The meeting ran just over an hour, and committee chair Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that it will be a great weekend for chilli.

Hornbuckle says the expanded Kidzone on the west side of the square, will be very popular.

And, the bags tournament continues to grow with 2 days of competition.

For complete information and a schedule of event for this weekend's Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, click on the "Chillifest" icon at taylorvilledailynews-dot-com, and be listening for coverage of the 2-day event both days on all 6 Miller Media Group radio stations.

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST JUST OVER A WEEK AWAY

 

Posted September 23, 2016

 

Taylorville's biggest event of the year is just over a week away and the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce is on high gear making sure everything is ready for it. This year will have many new attractions such as sanctioned Bags Tournaments, the Lil Chilli Bean Contest, and the Miss Chillifest Pageant. But Patty Hornbuckle, CEO of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, said this year they will also have North and South Stages to entertain the public more than ever.

The stage show schedule can be found on the chillifest website.

 

This year Chillifest will also have the Carnival returning with rides for just about anyone to enjoy.

Chillifest will be on Saturday and Sunday October 1st and 2nd. Registration sheets are available for vendors, Lil Chilli Bean Contests and more at the Chamber office on the second floor of US Bank on the South side of the Taylorville square. Hornbuckle appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show. 

 

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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