Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest

 

KIDDIE TRACTOR PULL RESULTS ANNOUNCED FROM SUNDAY COMPETITION AT GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

Posted October 8, 2018

 

Kiddie tractor pull winners were announced Sunday during the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 3 and 4-year-old division, first place went to Harper Ryan, second place to Drew Sample, and third place winner was Liam Swiney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 5 and 6-year-old division, first place winner was Lane Fleming, second place winner was Maybel Repscher, and third place winner was Joslyn Stevens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 7 and 8-year-old competition, first place went to Griffin Gregory, second place winner was Oliver Broux, and third place went to Brody McDowell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in the 9 and 10-year-old division, first place winner was Gage Dunaway, second place winner was Isaac Repscher, and third place winner was Nathan Brown.

 

The kiddie tractor pull was organized by the Taylorville F-F-A and sponsored by Larry’s Service Center.  Larry Barry again provided play by play for the event.

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN SECOND DAY OF CHILLI, VERDE, HOMESTYLE JUDGING AT CHILLIFEST

Posted October 7, 2018

 

Winners were announced Sunday in the International Chilli Society Centrral States Chilli Cookoff, during the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

In the traditional red chilli cookoff, first place winner getting 750-dollars and a banner, was Ken Hook of California.  Second place winner receiving 200-dollars and a certificate, was Jill Simmons of Missouri, and third place winner getting 100-dollars and a certificate was Maureen Barrett of Illinois.

 

In chilli verde judging Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, first place was won by Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, receiving 400-dollars and a banner. Second place winner was Chuck Harber of California, getting 150-dollars and a certificate, and third place winner was Lynn Virant of Nebraska who received 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In homestyle chilli judging Sunday, first place went to Diane Lentz of Kentucky who received 400-dollars and a certificate.  Second place went to Jeff Netser of Indiana who received 150-dollars and a certificate, and Mary Cannon of Missouri took third place, winning 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In the “People’s Choice” awards, Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, won the homestyle competition, Bob Dunn of Taylorville the verde competition, and Greg Virant of Nebraska the red chilli competition.   All 3 will have their entry fee paid for next year’s Chillifest cook-off.

 

Tom Calvert again chaired both days of International Chilli Society judging at the Greater Taylorville Chillifest.

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO AT LEFT:  Traditional red chilli winners during Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest competition includes, from the left:  2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent; 17-year-old Dariess Moreland 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  first place winner getting 750-dollars and a banner, Ken Hook of California;  third place winner getting 100-dollars and a certificate Maureen Barrett of Illinois; 

and Tom Calvert, Chillifest Cookoff chair.

Front row, from the left:  

2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO AT LEFT:  Chilli verde winners at Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest included, from the left:  

17-year-old Dariess Moreland 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, receiving 400-dollars and a banner; second place winner Chuck Harber of California, getting 150-dollars and a certificate; and third place winner Lynn Virant of Nebraska who received 50-dollars and a certificate; and Tom Calvert, Chillifest Cookoff chair.

Front row, from the left:  2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent; 

2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.  

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO AT LEFT:  Homestyle chilli cookoff winners at Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest included, from the left:

2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent; 17-year-old Dariess Moreland 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  first place winner Diane Lentz of Kentucky who received 400-dollars and a certificate;  Mary Cannon of Missouri who took third place, winning 50-dollars and a certificate; and Tom Calvert, Chillifest Cookoff chair.

Front row, from the left:  

2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.  

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO AT LEFT:  “People’s Choice” Award winners at Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest included, from the left:

17-year-old Dariess Moreland 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, who won the homestyle competition; Bob Dunn of Taylorville who won the verde competition, and Greg Virant of Nebraska who won the red chilli competition; and Tom Calvert, Chillifest Cookoff chair.

Front row, from the left:  2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent; 

2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.  

 

LITTLE CHILLI BEAN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED SUNDAY AT CHILLIFEST

Posted October 7, 2018

 

-Winners were announced Sunday in the “Little Chilli Bean” baby contest at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

The contest was a “People’s Choice” contest, with the public putting money into the jar of their favorite baby.  

 

The top 3 raising the most money, were given Chamber gift certificates.

 

First place went to 15-month-old Myla Martin of Taylorville, who won at 100-dollar Chamber gift certificate.  Second place went to 14-month-old Myles Kater of Stonington, who won a 75-dollar Chamber gift certificate.  And third place went to 9-month-old Colten Gagne of Taylorville, who won a 50-dollar Chamber gift certificate.

 

People’s Bank and Trust again sponsored the “Little Chilli Bean” contest.  Proceeds raised from the contest helps the Chamber pay for the Chillifest event.

CAPTION TO PICTURE AT LEFT: “Little Chilli Bean” winners were announced Sunday by the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  From the left:   2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent; 17-year-old Dariess Moreland, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; Little Chilli Bean first place winner 15-month-old Myla Martin of Taylorville; Little Chilli Bean second place winner 14-month-old Myles Kater of Stonington; 2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White;  and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.  Third place winner 9-month-old Colten Gagne of Taylorville was not available for the picture.

 

 

 

RAFFLE WINNERS DRAWN SUNDAY AT CHILLIFEST

Posted October 7, 2018

 

Raffle winners were drawn at the end of the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

Winners can pickup their prizes starting Tuesday at the Chamber office above U-S Bank on the south side of the Taylorville square.

 

Here is the list of winners:  

Donated by: Item: Winner:

1 Jenner Ag Kubota Toy Pack #1 Dani Prince

2 Dr. Rick & Mary DeValle $25 Chamber Gift Certificate #1 Bonnie Miller

3 Refreshment Services PEPSI Portable Basketball Hoop Larry Budd

4 TMH Gift Shop Fall Gift Bag Bridgette Crawford

5 Mary Katlin Photography One Hour Photo Session Linda Curtin

6 Dr. Rick & Mary DeValle $25 Chamber Gift Certificate #2 L. Orator

7 Jennifer Franklin, Broker RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS Keurig &Coffee Basket Wendy O'Bryan

8 HD Exteriors Snack Cooler L. Orator

9 Shoe Sensation Nike Bag & Accessories Linda Curtin

10 Red Barn Produce White Pop Corn Bag Doug Houchin

11 Dr. Rick & Mary DeValle $25 Chamber Gift Certificate #3 Doug Schnell

12 Chuck Martin Bird Hunting Book Doug Schnell

13 Neikes Floor Covering $250 Gift Certificate Ann Bandy

14 Emily Lynch WICS Channel 20 Pumpkin Creek Farms Family Pass (6) Earl Walters

15 Northside Veterinary Clinc Dr. Randy Thompson $25 Gift Certificate #1 Cathy Schaeffer

16 Dr. Rick & Mary DeValle $25 Chamber Gift Certificate #4 Doug Schnell

17 Northside Veterinary Clinc Dr. Randy Thompson $25 Gift Certificate #2 Rhoda Whipple

18 Jenner Ag Kubota Toy Pack #2 Amy Vocks

19 Northside Veterinary Clinc Dr. Randy Thompson $25 Gift Certificate #3 Amy Vocks

20 Red Barn Produce Yellow Pop Corn Bag Linda Curtin

21 CTI 3-month free fiber/internet Mary McCarthy

22 Taylorville Police Department 2 Hour Ride-a-Long with an officer Bridgette Crawford

23 Carol Alexander & Liberty the Pig "The Big Squeal" and Mug Barry Kent

24 Northside Veterinary Clinc Dr. Randy Thompson $25 Gift Certificate #4 James Cole

25 Edward Jones - Blake Davis Gift Bag Shawn Burtle

26 Consolidated Communications Gift Bag Amy Vocks

27 YMCA 1 year Famiy Membership Wendy O'Bryan

28 Spring Garden $20 Gift Card Molly Alaria

29 Whit's End $10 Gift Card Joe Kent

30 A T & T in Taylorville iPhone 8 Protection Pack Peggy Brandon c/o Voggetzer

31 LakeShore Golf Course (2) 18 Hole Greens Fees Amy Vocks

50/50 Pageant Cash Raffle Chester Motley

Collections of Professions Gun Raffle Rick Norton

 

RED, HOMESTYLE, VERDE, PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS NAMED IN FIRST DAY OF JUDGING AT GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

Posted October 5, 2018

 

The first day of International Chilli Society-sanctioned judging at the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, had winners announced last Saturday afternoon.

 

The Saturday competition is called the “Chillinois” Cookoff.  In red chilli, first place went to Jeff Netzer of Indiana, who won 750-dollars and a banner.  Second place went to Cathy Schmedeke from Clinton, Illinois, who won 200-dollars and a certificate.  Third place winner in red was Jill Simmons of Missouri, who won 100-dollars and a certificate.

 

In the first-ever homestyle chilli cook-off at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Saturday, Bob Dunn of Taylorville won first place, taking 400-dollars and a banner.  Second place winner was Tonya Jester from Indiana, who received 150-dollars and a certificate.  Third place winner was Julie Netzer from Indiana, who won 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In verde competition Saturday, first place winner was Ken Hook from California, who won 400-dollars and a banner.  Second place winner was Bob Dunn from Taylorville, who won 150-dollars and a certificate.  Third place winner was Diane Lentz from Kentucky, who won 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

“People’s Choice Award” winners in Saturday’s chilli judging at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, include Tonya Jester of Indiana winning in homestyle, Larry Lentz from Kentucky in verde, and Sam Hughes of Taylorville winning in red chilli.  All 3 will have their 2019 entry fee paid.

 

Tom Calvert again chaired the I-C-S chilli cook-off for the Greater Taylorville Chamber on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  Red chilli winners were announced in judging Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  first place winner Jeff Netzer of Indiana, who won 750-dollars and a banner; second place winner Cathy Schmedeke from Clinton, Illinois, who won 200-dollars and a certificate; third place winner in red Jill Simmons of Missouri, who won 100-dollars and a certificate; and Tom Calvert, Chamber chilli cook-off chair Tom Calvert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE: Winners were announced Saturday in the first-ever homestyle chilli cook-off at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO: Bob Dunn of Taylorville who won first place, taking 400-dollars and a banner; Second place winner Tonya Jester from Indiana, who received 150-dollars and a certificate; third place winner Julie Netzer from Indiana, who won 50-dollars and a certificate; and Chamber chilli cook-off chair Tom Calvert.

Front row, from the left:  2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent;  17-year-old Dariess Moreland, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  Verde cook-off winners were announced Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO; first place winner Ken Hook from California, who won 400-dollars and a banner; Second place winner Bob Dunn from Taylorville, who won 150-dollars and a certificate; third place winner Diane Lentz from Kentucky, who won 50-dollars and a certificate; and Chamber Chilli cook-off chair Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left:  2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent;  17-year-old Dariess Moreland, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  “People’s Choice Award” winners were announced in Saturday’s chilli judging at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO; Tonya Jester of Indiana winning in homestyle, Larry Lentz from Kentucky in verde, Sam Hughes of Taylorville winning in red chilli; and Chilli Cook-off chair Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left:   

2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent;  2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White;  17-year-old Dariess Moreland, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.

 

RAIN PUTS HOLD ON CHILLIFEST

Posted October 6, 2018 1:55pm

 

Rain put the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest on hold as of 1:30 this afternoon.   Chillifest Committee officials are watching the radar, and hope to be able to resume activities yet this afternoon.

 

Stay tuned to Regional Radio and taylorvilledailynews.com for further information.

 

THE 33RD GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST IS ALMOST HERE!

Posted October 5, 2018

 

The 33rd annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest takes place tomorrow and Sunday on the square.

 

Here is this weekend's schedule of events, subject to change:

 

Saturday, October 6th, 2018
9:00 AM Welcome & Opening Ceremonies National Anthem-Shanda Courtway          

Welcome by Mayor Barry on the South Stage
9:00 AM Chilli available under the Chilli Tent! On the Southeast Courthouse Lawn
9:00 AM Lil' Chilli Bean Contest begins Purple & Gold Tent
9:00 AM Gun & Prize Raffle Tickets --- available for purchase Purple & Gold Tent
9:00 AM Little Miss/Little Mr./Junior Miss/Miss Pageants On the South Stage
10:00 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament REGISTRATION Northeast Corner of Square
10:30 AM Chillinois Regional Cookoff begins East Side of Square
11:00 AM Bags FLY for the 7th Annual Bags Tournament  Northeast Corner of Square
11:30 AM Chilli Eating Contest/Pie in the Face On the South Stage
12:00 Noon Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and Taekwondo Demonstration On the South Stage/South Stage Area
1:00 PM Taylorville JH Dance Team Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
1:30 PM Center Point Dance Academy Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
2:00 PM Dexter Anodyne On the South Stage
3:00 to 5:00pm Cross Country Classics On the South Stage
4:00-4:20 PM The Dance Station Performs On the South Stage/South Stage Area
5:00 PM Cook Off Awards Presentation On the South Stage

North Stage entertainment:
12:00 Noon Cactus Ranch On the North Stage
2:00-4:00 pm Tim Zini On the North Stage

 

Sunday, October 7th, 2018
9:30 AM Central States Regional Cookoff East Side of the Square
10:00 AM Chilli Available at Chilli Tent On the Southeast Courthouse Lawn
10:00 AM Lil' Chilli Bean Contest Continues Purple & Gold Tent
10:00 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament REGISTRATION Northeast Corner of Square
11:00 AM Bags FLY 7th Annual Bags Tournament Northeast Corner of Square
11:30 AM Sky High Tumblers Performance On the South Stage
11:45 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament MEETING Northeast Corner of Square
12:00 NOON Taylorville High School Poms Performance  On the South Stage/South Stage Area
12:15 PM TYFL & JFL Cheer Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
12:30 PM Taylorville Junior High Cheer Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
12:45 PM Taylorville High School Cheer Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
1:00 PM Taylorville High School Jazz Band On the South Stage
1:00 PM Lil' Chillibean Contest Ends Purple & Gold Tent
2:00 PM Antone Derocchi Performs On the South Stage
3:00 PM Lil' Chillibean Contest Results On the South Stage
3:00 PM Cody Moomey Performs On the South stage
4:30 PM Cook Off Awards Presentation On the South Stage
Raffle /Drawings to follow awards presentation On the South Stage

North Stage entertainment:
12:00 Noon Relativity Performs On the North Stage
2:00 PM Rockaholics Performs On the North Stage

 

KIDS ZONE, CARNIVAL BACK AT THIS YEAR'S GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

Posted October 1, 2018

 

There’s lots for kids to do again this year, at the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

Taylorville Memorial Hospital is sponsoring this year’s “Kid’s Zone”, with lots of interactive activities for children both days.  T-M-H is also providing adult volunteers to assist children.

 

Conner Family Amusements will be back with several rides along the west side of the square both days.

 

And, on the Courthouse Lawn will again be lots of arts and crafts’ booths, many of which cater to children.

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest has always been a family-friendly event, so mom and dad can bring the kids and have an enjoyable weekend.

 

For complete information on Chilifest, go to the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s Chillifest with 2-L’s.

 

WEEKEND FULL OF FUN AND CHILLI HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND IN TAYLORVILLE

Posted October 1, 2018

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR THIS WEEKEND'S GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHILLIFEST

Posted October 1, 2018

 

Volunteers and chilli judges are still needed for this weekend’s Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest taking place this Saturday and Sunday on the square.

 

Chamber officials report the following volunteers are still needed:

 

--people to cook and serve chilli in the Chamber chilli tent

--volunteers for the Chamber Raffle Table and Lil’ Chilli Bean Contest Tent

--volunteers to man the Pepsi trailer

--and volunteers to man the People’s Choice and information booth.

 

To volunteer for any of these positions, contact the Chamber office at 824-4919 or stop by the Chamber office on the second floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the square.

 

Chili judges are also still needed, to judge various International Chilli Society-sanctioned cookoffs both days.  To sign up for a shift either day, contact cookoff chair Tom Calvert at 565-2791.

 

Information on the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest can be found on its web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s chillifest with 2-L’s.

 

CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE HOLDS FINAL MEETING BEFORE WEEKEND EVENT

Posted October 1, 2018

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest committee held their final meeting Monday night, before this weekend's event on the square Saturday and Sunday.

Sub-committee chairs reported on where they were at in finalizing their plans.  Volunteers for several different duties for the Chamber on the square, are still needed, and can sign up by contacting the Chamber office at 824-4919 or stopping by their location on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the square.

Chilli judges are also still needed for 2 days of International Chilli Society-sanctioned judging.  To sign up to be a judge, contact Tom Calvert at 565-2791.

The 2-day annual affair on the Taylorville square kicks off at 9 Saturday morning, and is all day Saturday and from 9:30 Sunday morning til 4:30 that afternoon.

To get more information on this year's Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, click the "Chillifest" icon at taylorvilledailynews-dot-com.

 

CHAMBER FINALIZES CHILLIFEST ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Posted September 27, 2018

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce today released its entertainment schedule for both the main south stage, and the north stage, for next weekend's annual event on the Taylorville square.  The schedule is subject to change:

 

Saturday, October 6th, 2018
9:00 AM Welcome & Opening Ceremonies National Anthem-Shanda Courtway          

Welcome by Mayor Barry on the South Stage
9:00 AM Chilli available under the Chilli Tent! On the Southeast Courthouse Lawn
9:00 AM Lil' Chilli Bean Contest begins Purple & Gold Tent
9:00 AM Gun & Prize Raffle Tickets --- available for purchase Purple & Gold Tent
9:00 AM Little Miss/Little Mr./Junior Miss/Miss Pageants On the South Stage
10:00 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament REGISTRATION Northeast Corner of Square
10:30 AM Chillinois Regional Cookoff begins East Side of Square
11:00 AM Bags FLY for the 7th Annual Bags Tournament  Northeast Corner of Square
11:30 AM Chilli Eating Contest/Pie in the Face On the South Stage
12:00 Noon Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and Taekwondo Demonstration On the South Stage/South Stage Area
1:00 PM Taylorville JH Dance Team Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
1:30 PM Center Point Dance Academy Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
2:00 PM Dexter Anodyne On the South Stage
3:00 to 5:00pm Cross Country Classics On the South Stage
4:00-4:20 PM The Dance Station Performs On the South Stage/South Stage Area
5:00 PM Cook Off Awards Presentation On the South Stage

North Stage entertainment:
12:00 Noon Cactus Ranch On the North Stage
2:00-4:00 pm Tim Zini On the North Stage

Sunday, October 7th, 2018
9:30 AM Central States Regional Cookoff East Side of the Square
10:00 AM Chilli Available at Chilli Tent On the Southeast Courthouse Lawn
10:00 AM Lil' Chilli Bean Contest Continues Purple & Gold Tent
10:00 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament REGISTRATION Northeast Corner of Square
11:00 AM Bags FLY 7th Annual Bags Tournament Northeast Corner of Square
11:30 AM Sky High Tumblers Performance On the South Stage
11:45 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament MEETING Northeast Corner of Square
12:00 NOON Taylorville High School Poms Performance  On the South Stage/South Stage Area
12:15 PM TYFL & JFL Cheer Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
12:30 PM Taylorville Junior High Cheer Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
12:45 PM Taylorville High School Cheer Performance On the South Stage/South Stage Area
1:00 PM Taylorville High School Jazz Band On the South Stage
1:00 PM Lil' Chillibean Contest Ends Purple & Gold Tent
2:00 PM Antone Derocchi Performs On the South Stage
3:00 PM Lil' Chillibean Contest Results On the South Stage
3:00 PM Cody Moomey Performs On the South stage
4:30 PM Cook Off Awards Presentation On the South Stage
Raffle /Drawings to follow awards presentation On the South Stage

North Stage entertainment:
12:00 Noon Relativity Performs On the North Stage
2:00 PM Rockaholics Performs On the North Stage

 

Get the latest information on Chillifest on the event's web site, chillifest.info, that's "chillifest" with 2-L's.

 

MORE CHILLI JUDGES NEEDED FOR 2 DAYS OF CHILLI JUDGING AT CHILLIFEST

Posted September 24, 2018

 

-Judges are still needed for 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned chilli and salsa cookoffs during the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

Judging both days will sample salsa, verde, chilli, and for the first time homestyle chilli which includes beans.

Several thousand dollars in prize money is being awarded again this year to the top finishers in each category, and also advance to the 2019 World Championship.

To sign up to be a judge for either or both days of I-C-S chilli judging during the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, contact chilli cook chair Tom Calvert at 565-2791.

 

MORE "LIL CHILLI BEAN" ENTRANTS NEEDED FOR CHILLIFEST

Posted September 24, 2018

 

More “Lil Chilli Bean” contestants are needed for the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest taking place on the square October 6th and 7th.

The contest is a “People’s Choice” contest and is open to Christian County youth ages birth to 2 years old.

There is a 5-dollar entry fee per child.  Each entrant is provided a jar to collect money in during Chilifest weekend.  All jars will be on display on the square with the child’s information on it, both days.

The entrant collecting the most money, wins a 100-dollar Greater Taylorville Chamber gift certificate.  Second place winner gets a 75-dollar Chamber gift certificate, and the third place winner gets a 50-dollar Chamber gift certificate.

Complete rules and the entry form, are available at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square, or on-line at the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s Chillifest with 2-L’s.

 

 

CHILLIFEST JUST 12 DAYS AWAY; COMMITTEE MEETS TO FINALIZE PLANS

Posted September 24, 2018

 

The calendar is winding down and the 2018 edition of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is just 12 days away.  The 2-day event takes place on the Taylorville square October 6th and 7th, and committee members met Monday night in the Chamber board room to finalize plans for the event.

Entries are still needed for the "Lil Chilli Bean" baby contest.  It's a "People's Choice" contest, with the top 3 babies earning the most money, earning Chamber gift certificates.  Entry rules and forms are available at the Chamber office or on-line at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

Chilli cookoff chair Tom Calvert reported that chilli cooks are signing up for 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned cookoffs during Chillifest, with cooks signed up from as far away as California.

Calvert added he's in need of additional judges for the 2 days of I-C-S chilli cookoffs.  To volunteer, contact Calvert at 565-2791.

 

 

 

CHAMBER CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE LEARNS TAYLORVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SPONSORING KIDS' ZONE THIS YEAR

Posted September 10, 2018

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest committee held a meeting yesterday afternoon at the Chamber board room, as the event is less than a month away.  Chillifest on the Taylorville square is October 6th and 7th.

Committee chairs that oversee the many different parts of Chillifest, reported on progress as they finalize the pageants, entertainment, logistics, the Kids' Zone, and the Bags Tournament, among other things.

It was announced at Monday night's Chillifest committee meeting, that Taylorville Memorial Hospital will be this year's sponsor of the Kids' Zone, and will provide volunteers and supplies for that area both days.  Hospital C-E-O Kim Bourne was present at Monday night's meeting outlining how the hospital will be involved both financially and in providing volunteers for Kids' Zone, that will include many interactive booths.

Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry reported that the Bags Tournament has raised some 2-thousand dollars for prize money, toward their 5-thousand dollar goal.  Barry added that entrants for the 2 days of Bags competition, will be coming from as far away as California.

Craft vendors and chilli cooks, are both needed for this year's Greater Taylorville Chillifest.  Forms and related information can be downloaded at the event's web site chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

 

 

KIDDIE TRACTOR PULL RETURNING TO GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

Posted September 6, 2018

 

Another popular event is returning to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the square October 7th.

The Taylorville F-F-A will again present the Annual Chillifest Pedal Tractor Pull on the square at 1pm. 

There will be 4 classes of competition:  3 and 4-year-olds, 5 and 6-year-olds; 7 and 8-year-olds, and 9 and 10-year-olds.

Registration takes place at the event location an hour before the event. 

The event form and related information can be found on the Chillifest web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s “chillifest” with 2-L’s.

 

 

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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