Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest

 

 

CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE MEETS, BEGINS WORK ON DETAILS

Posted August 13, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their regular monthly meeting Monday night in the Chamber board room, as plans continue to come together for the 33rd annual event October 6th and 7th on the square.

Chillifest event chair Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that several of the new sub-committee chairs are jumping in with both feet.

Hornbuckle said Monday night's meeting was a detail night.

And, Hornbuckle said that after an absence of a few years, the pumpkin races will be back this year.

For complete details on the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, check the event web site at chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

CHILLIFEST CHILLI COOKOFFS, LITTLE CHILLI BEAN ENTRY FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted August 13, 2018

 

Entry forms for the 2 International Chilli Society chilli cookoffs, as well as the “Little Chilli Bean” contest, all at the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, are now available.

The I-C-S will have 2 sanctioned chilli cookoffs once again:  The “Chillinois” Regional Cookoff on Saturday, October 6th; and the Central States Regional Chilli Cookoff on Sunday, October 7th.

Both days will feature salsa, verde, red chilli, and the new “homestyle” chilli competition.

The Taylorville Chamber Chillifest “Little Chilli Bean” is open to infants to age 2 that live in Christian County.  It's not a stage event, but rather a “People's Choice” event, with the public voting for their favorite baby by placing money in that child's jar that weekend.   There is a 5-dollar entry fee per child.  All children will receive a participation award, with a $100 Chamber gift certificate being given for first place, $75 for second place, and $40 for third place.

Entry forms for both Chilli cookoffs and the “Little Chilli Bean” contest, are 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 during regular business hours.
 

 

CHILLIFEST PAGEANT RULES, FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted July 27, 2018

 

The forms to enter your child in one of the 4 contests during the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Pageants Saturday, October 6th on the square, are now available.

The pageant is open to all residents of Christian County.  The Litte Miss and Little Mister Chilli Pepper pageants are open to children age 3 thru 6, with the first 20 entries in each contest being accepted.  The Junior Miss Chilli Pepper pageant is open to children ages 8 thru eleven, with the first 15 entries being accepted.  And, the Miss Chilli Pepper pageant is open to teenagers age 14 to 19, with the first 15 entries being accepted.

Deadline for all entries is September 6th at 5pm, with the entry fee 30-dollars per entry.

To enter any of the Chillifest pageants, download the entry form and waiver & release from www.chillifest.info. The entry form and photo for press release, must be e-mail'ed to chillipepperpageant@yahoo.com. The waiver & release and $30.00 entry fee must be mailed or delivered to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce office, 108 West Market Street #2 in Taylorville.

It's important to note that all forms and entry fee must be received before a child is considered an official contestant. Once all is received the parent or guardian will be called with a conformation and contestant number.

There will be one rehearsal for all contestants Friday, October 5th at 4 p.m. for Little Miss and Mister, and at 4:30 for the Junior and Miss pageants.  Rehersals are on the main stage in front of US Bank, and parents are welcome. Park behind US Bank as the Taylorville square will be closed off to traffic Friday afternoon, as set up will take place for Chillifest.

Little Miss and Mister contestants will have no interview, and Junior Miss contestants will answer an onstage question only. Miss contestants will have a 3 minute interview with the judges the morning of the pageant, and then answer an onstage question.

Little Miss and Mister contestants may wear anything from Sunday best to pageant dresses and suits. Junior & Miss contestants may wear Sunday best, homecoming, pageant, or prom dresses. For the miss interview portion it's recommended that contestants dress clothes suitable for a graduation ceremony.

Get more information on the Chillifest pageants at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

 

CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE HOLDS MONTHLY MEETING, TWEEKS SOME EVENTS

Posted July 16, 2018

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chilllifest Committee held their monthly meeting Monday night in the Chamber board room on the second floor of the U-S Bank building, to continue its work towards the 33rd Annual Chamber Chillifest October 6th and 7th on the Taylorville square.

Chillifest Chairperson Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that some new committee members have brought new ideas to this year's event.

Hornbuckle added the there will be some tweeks in the annual Pageants, in the International Chilli Society chilli cookoffs, and more.

And, Hornbuckle says that while Chillifest is the Chamber's biggest fund-raiser, the festival involves the whole community.

Get the latest information on the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.
 

 

NON-FOOD VENDOR FORMS AVAILABLE FOR 33RD ANNUAL GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

 

 

Posted June 7, 2018

 

Non-food craft vendor forms are now available for the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

The fee to participate in the 2-day event is 60-dollars per booth, for non-food craft vendors, with an additional fee for electricity.
Food vendor registration forms will be released at a later date.

The completed registration form and fees, must arrive at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square, by September 28th. 

The forms are available on-line at chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's, or at the Chamber office.

The  33rd annual Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest takes place on the Square October 6th and 7th. 

 

 

CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE HOLDS SECOND MEETING OF THE YEAR

Posted May 21, 2018

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their second monthly meeting of the year Monday evening at the Chamber board room, to begin work on what will be the 33rd annual Taylorville Chamber Chillifest taking place on the Square October 6th and 7th.

Chillifest chairperson Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News it was a good meeting with lots of topics covered.

And, Hornbuckle said the International Chilli Society is bringing a 2nd category of chilli judging to this year's Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.

Get more information on the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest as the dates get closer, at chillifest-dot-info, that's Chillifest with 2-L's.

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