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 email@example.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.