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Sunday Cornhole Tournament Winners Announced at Chillifest

 

Posted October 5, 2016

 

The second day of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Bags Tournament on Sunday, was a sanctioned tournament thru the Capital City Cornhole Association.

Winners in Sunday's tournament included:

1st A division - Matt Milner & Jeremy Wheeler, who won $350
2nd A division - Herman Collier & Jared Naber, who won $190
3rd A division - Don Jones & Tristan (last name unknown), who won $100

1st B division - Dean Clark & Aaron (last name unknown), who won $80
2nd B division - Andy Buker & Betty (last name unknown), who won 2 capital city cornhole T-shirts

The tournament culminated 2 days of bags tournaments at the 31st annual Chillifest.

CAPTION TO PIX:  1st A division - Matt Milner & Jeremy Wheeler, who won $350

CAPTION TO PIX:  2nd A division - Herman Collier & Jared Naber, who won $190

CAPTION TO PIX:  3rd A division - Don Jones & Tristan (last name unknown), who won $100

CAPTION TO PIX:  1st place B Division - Dean Clark & Aaron (last name unknown), who won $80

CAPTION TO PIX:  2nd B division - Andy Buker & Betty (last name unknown), who won 2 capital city cornhole T-shirts

 

 

Raffle Winners Announced at Chillifest

 

Posted October 5, 2016

 

Raffle winners were drawn at the end of the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on Sunday.

Sharon Kramer won the gun raffle, with the prize being a 500-dollar gift certificate to Collections of Professions in Taylorville.

Bridget Crawford won a TV from Aaron's Sales, Greg Hornbuckle won a full body massage from Mathes Massage, Jenny Moats won a 250-dollar gift certificate from Jensen Home Furnishings, Molly Alaria won a 50-dollar gift card from Dear Yesteryear, and Eden with no last name provided, won 6 football tickets to an Eastern Illinois University football game from the Miller Media Group Radio Stations.

Jacob Linder win a new patient exam and x-rays from Central Illinois Smiles Family Dentistry, Betty Sutton won 2 rounds of golf at Oak Terrace, and 10-dollar gift certificates good at the Taylorville Taco Bell, were won by Bob Dunn, Bridget Crawford, Barry Kent, Katlyn Eversole, and Tom Watson.

Joe Kent won an iPad Mini-2 from Christian County Treasurer Betty Asmussen, Laurie Henry won a family membership from the Christian County Y-M-C-A, and Linda  Curtin won a 25-dollar gift card to the Samurai Sushi and Steakhouse.

All winners can claim their prizes at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville, during weekday business hours.

 

Kiddie Tractor Pull Results Announced at Chillifest

 

Posted October 4, 2016

 

Winners were announced in the annual Kiddie Tractor Pull Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest. 

The event is sponsored by Larry's Service Center, with owner Larry Barry again organizing the event and being emcee.

Winners included:

 

3-4 Years Old
1. Maybel Repscher
2. Ella Marie Ralph
3. Tyler Crowell

 

5-6 Years Old
1. Brody McDowell
2. Maleah Repscher
3. Griffin Gregory

 

7-8 Years Old
1. Isaac Repscher
2. Lance Davis
3. Zeth Price

 

9-10 Years Old
1. Kason Long
2. Rhyker Wicks
3. Zander Frye

 

The event was held as part of the Chillifest Kidzone on the southwest corner of the Taylorville square.
 

 

ICS Sunday Chilli Judging Winners Announced Sunday at Chillifest

 

Posted October 2, 2016

 

Winners were announced Sunday in the 2nd day of chilli judging at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the Taylorville square.

Both days of chilli competition were sanctioned by the International Chilli Society.  Sunday's competition was the Central States Regional.  Tom Calvert again chaired the competition.

In the red chilli judging, 3rd place winner was Jim Weller of Rockton, who won 100-dollars and a certificate.  2Nd place winner was Jim Deere of Pana, who won 200-dollars and a certificate.  First place winner was Linda Carroll-Greene of Taylorville, who won 750-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

In chilli verde judging Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chillifest, 3rd place winner was Diane Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky, who won 25-dollars and a certificate.  Second place winner was Jill Goldberg of Madison, Wisconsin, who won 50-dollars and a certificate.  First place winner was Scott Barrett of Willow Springs, Illinois, who won 200-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

In salsa competition Sunday, 3rd place winner was Tom Hoover of Columbus, Ohio, who won a certificate.  Second place winner was Robin Seuferer of Lucas, Iowa, who won 25-dollars and a certificate, and first place winner was Maureen Barrett of Willow Springs, Illinois, who won 100-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

Bob Dunn of Taylorville was the People's Choice Award winner Sunday in all 3 judging categories:  Salsa, Verde, and Red Chilli, and will have his Chillifest entry fee paid in 2017.

CAPTION TO PIX:  Sunday's People's Choice Award winner in all 3 judging categories—salsa, verde, and red chilli—was Bob Dunn of Taylorville.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Chilli Cookoff Competition Chair; 2016 Miss Chilli Pepper Faith Maxwell; Dunn; and Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  2016 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Nikyla Lawrence, 2016 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent and 2016 Little Mister Chilli Pepper Grayson Zueck.

CAPTION TO PIX:  Salsa competition winners were announced in the 2nd day of judging at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Chilli Cookoff Competition Chair; 2016 Miss Chilli Pepper Faith Maxwell; second place winner Robin Seuferer of Lucas, Iowa; first place winner Maureen Barrett of Willow Springs, Illinois; and Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle. 
Front row, from the left:  2016 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Nikyla Lawrence, 2016 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent and 2016 Little Mister Chilli Pepper Grayson Zueck.


CAPTION TO PIX:  Chilli verde judging winners were announced Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Chilli Cookoff Competition Chair;  3rd place winner Diane Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky,; 2016 Miss Chilli Pepper Faith Maxwell; second place winner Jill Goldberg of Madison, Wisconsin;  first place winner Scott Barrett of Willow Springs, Illinois; and Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  2016 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Nikyla Lawrence, 2016 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent and 2016 Little Mister Chilli Pepper Grayson Zueck.

CAPTION TO PIX:  Red chilli judging winners were announced Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Chilli Cookoff Competition Chair; 2016 Miss Chilli Pepper Faith Maxwell; 2Nd place winner Jim Deere of Pana; first place winner Linda Carroll-Greene of Taylorville; and Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  2016 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Nikyla Lawrence, 2016 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent and 2016 Little Mister Chilli Pepper Grayson Zueck.

 

"Little Chilli Bean" Cutest Baby Contest Winners Announced Sunday at Chillifest

 

Posted October 2, 2016

 

Winners of the “Little Chilli Bean” cutest baby contest, were announced Sunday at the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

The contest was a People's Choice competition, with people voting at one dollar per ticket.

First place winner, winning a 100-dollar Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce gift certificate, was Charlie Mae Dyer, the 2-year-old child of Chuck and Angela Dyer of Taylorville.  Second place winner, winning a 75-dollar Greater Taylorville Chamber gift certificate, was one-year-old Elliott Gilpin, the child of Megan Smith of Taylorville.  Third place winner was one-month-old Charlotte Jackson, the child of Ashley Stillwell and Blake Jackson of Owaneco, who won a 50-dollar Chamber gift certificate.

CAPTION TO PIX:  Winners were announced Sunday in the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest “Little Chilli Bean” contest.  Back row, from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO; first place winner Charlie Mae Dyer, the 2-year-old child of Chuck and Angela Dyer of Taylorville; Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell; third place winner one-month-old Charlotte Jackson, the child of Ashley Stillwell and Blake Jackson of Owaneco; and “Little Chilli Bean” chairperson Jane Hunsche.  Front row, from the left:  Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Alivia Kent; and Little Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Nikyla Lawrence.

 

ICS Judging Winners Announced Saturday at Chillifest

 

Posted October 1, 2016

 

The International Chilli Society Chillinois Central States Regional Cookoff Winners were announced after day-long judging Saturday at the 31st Annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

In the People's Choice Awards, voted on by event attendees, the salsa winner was Robin Seuferer from Iowa, the verde winner was Bob Dunn from Taylorville, and Dunn also won the red chilli award.  Each received a medallion and will have their Chillifest entry fee paid for their division in 2018.

In I-C-S salsa judging Saturday, 3rd place went to Julie Netzer of Indiana, who won a certificate.  2Nd place winner was Robin Seuferer from Iowa, who won 25-dollars and a trophy.  First place winner was Mike Goodman from Wisconsin, who won 100-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

In I-C-S chilli verde judging Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, 3rd place winner was Robin Sueferer who won 25-dollars and a plaque.  2Nd place winner was Helen Lewis from Springfield, Illinois, who won 50-dollars and a medallion.  First place winner was Tom Hoover from Columbus, Ohio, who won 200-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

And, in I-C-S red chilli judging on Saturday in Taylorville, 5th place honorable mention went to Doug Hoy of Stonington, and 4th place honorable mention went to Linda Green of Taylorville.  3Rd place winner was Bob Dunn of Taylorville, who won 100-dollars and a plaque.  2Nd place winner was Tom Hoover of Columbus, Ohio, who won 200-dollars and a medallion.  First place winner was Robin Sueferer who won 750-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

Tom Calvert of Taylorville chaired the competition.

CAPTION TO PIX:    In the People's Choice Awards at Saturday's Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, attendees selected the winners.  Back row from the left:  Tom Calvert, Cookoff Competition Chairman; salsa winner Robin Seuferer from Iowa, the verde winner Bob Dunn from Taylorville, and Dunn also won the red chilli award.  Also shown is Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell, and Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent. 

CAPTION TO PIX:  In I-C-S salsa judging Saturday, back row from the left: Tom Calvert, Cookoff Competition Chairman;  3rd place winner Julie Netzer of Indiana, who won a certificate;  2Nd place winner Robin Seuferer from Iowa, who won 25-dollars and a trophy; and first place winner Mike Goodman from Wisconsin, who won 100-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.  Also shown is Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell, and Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent.

CAPTION TO PIX:  Winners were announced in I-C-S chilli verde judging Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Cookoff Competition Chairman; 3rd place winner Robin Sueferer who won 25-dollars and a plaque;  2Nd place winner Helen Lewis from Springfield, Illinois, who won 50-dollars and a medallion; first place winner Tom Hoover from Columbus, Ohio, who won 200-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017. Also shown is Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell, and Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent. 

CAPTION TO PIX:   Winners were announced on Saturday in I-C-S red chilli judging in Taylorville.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Cookoff Competition Chairman;  3Rd place winner Bob Dunn of Taylorville, who won 100-dollars and a plaque; 2Nd place winner Tom Hoover of Columbus, Ohio, who won 200-dollars and a medallion; and first place winner Robin Sueferer who won 750-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.  Also shown is Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell, and Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent. 

 

 

Saturday Bags Tournament Winners Announced

 

Posted October 1, 2016

 

Winners were announced at the end of the 5th annual Saturday Bags Tournament at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

The team of Eric Carrol and Kevin Hayes, took home the first place prize of 200-dollars.  2Nd place went to the team of Jared Wise and Ben Hylton, who won 120-dollars.  Third place winners were the team of Dick Coy and Kevin Breckenridge, who won 80-dollars.

Saturday's bags tournament was the first of 2 days of competition at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.

 

53 Contestants Participate in Chillifest Pageants Saturday Morning

 

Posted October 1, 2016

 

Some 53 contestants participated in the 31st Annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest pageants on the event's south stage on Saturday morning.

There were 7 Little Mister, 18 Little Miss, 15 Junior Miss and 13 Miss Chilli Pepper contestants.  The 53 that competed were a record number for Chillifest.

In the Little Mister Chilli Pepper pageant, 2nd runner up was Kaydon Jenkins, the 6-year-old son of Jessica Durbin and Brad Jenkins of Taylorville.   First runner-up was Maverik Courtaway, the 5-year-old son of Eric and Shanda Courtaway of Taylorville.  And, the winner of the Little Mister Chilli Pepper contest was Grayson Zueck, the 5-year-old son of Jenna Zueck of Taylorville.

In the Little Miss Chilli Pepper pageant Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, 2nd runner-up was 4-year-old Kenlee Durbin, the daughter of Billy and Kimberly Durbin of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Kate Shivers, the 3-year-old daughter of Sarah Shivers of Taylorville.  And, the winner of the Little Miss Chilli Pepper contest was 3-year-old Nikyla Lawrence, the daughter of Crimson Brown and Joseph Lawrence of Taylorville.

In the Junior Miss Chilli Pepper contest, 2nd runner-up was Hayleigh Manual, the eleven-year-old daughter of Kirby and Vanessa Manuel of Pana.  First runner-up was Lilyan Harden, the 9-year-old daughter of Dani and Todd Harden of Owaneco.  And, the winner of the title of Junior Miss Chilli Pepper contest was Alivia Kent, the 9-year-old daughter of Barry and Amy Kent of Taylorville.   Alivia also won the “Miss Congeniality” award in the Junior Miss Chilli Pepper contest.

And, in the first-ever Miss Chilli Pepper contest, 2nd runner-up was Jessica Vacker, the 17-year-old daughter of Heather and Jacob Jones of Kincaid.  First runner-up was Madison Wiseman, the 17-year-old daughter of Erin Emmett of Mount Auburn.  Winner of the Miss Chilli Pepper competition was Faith Maxwell, the 14-year-old daughter of Robin Maxwell of Taylorville.  Brooke Burke, the 18-year-old daughter of Mandy and Traviss Burke of Taylorville, was named “Miss Congeniality” in the Miss Chilli Pepper competition.

Caption to pix:  In the Little Mister Chilli Pepper pageant, 2nd runner up was Kaydon Jenkins (right), the 6-year-old son of Jessica Durbin and Brad Jenkins of Taylorville.   First runner-up was Maverik Courtaway (left), the 5-year-old son of Eric and Shanda Courtaway of Taylorville.  And, the winner of the Little Mister Chilli Pepper contest was Grayson Zueck (center), the 5-year-old son of Jenna Zueck of Taylorville.

Caption to pix #:  In the Little Miss Chilli Pepper pageant Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, 2nd runner-up was 4-year-old Kenlee Durbin (left), the daughter of Billy and Kimberly Durbin of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Kate Shivers (right), the 3-year-old daughter of Sarah Shivers of Taylorville.  And, the winner of the Little Miss Chilli Pepper contest was 3-year-old Nikyla Lawrence (center), the daughter of Crimson Brown and Joseph Lawrence of Taylorville.

Caption to pix:  In the Junior Miss Chilli Pepper contest, 2nd runner-up was Hayleigh Manual (right), the eleven-year-old daughter of Kirby and Vanessa Manuel of Pana.  First runner-up was Lilyan Harden (left), the 9-year-old daughter of Dani and Todd Harden of Owaneco.  And, the winner of the title of Junior Miss Chilli Pepper contest was Alivia Kent (center), the 9-year-old daughter of Barry and Amy Kent of Taylorville.   Alivia also won the “Miss Congeniality” award in the Junior Miss Chilli Pepper contest.

Caption to pix #:  In the first-ever Miss Chilli Pepper contest, 2nd runner-up was Jessica Vacker (4th from left), the 17-year-old daughter of Heather and Jacob Jones of Kincaid.  First runner-up was Madison Wiseman (2nd from left), the 17-year-old daughter of Erin Emmett of Mount Auburn.  Winner of the Miss Chilli Pepper competition was Faith Maxwell (third from left), the 14-year-old daughter of Robin Maxwell of Taylorville.  Brooke Burke (first from left), the 18-year-old daughter of Mandy and Traviss Burke of Taylorville, was named “Miss Congeniality” in the Miss Chilli Pepper competition.

All photos provided to Chillifest by Fun Foto.

 

 

Chillifest Set Up Takes Place Friday Afternoon Despite Rain

 

Posted September 30, 2016 

 

 

 

Despite off and on rain Friday afternoon, organizers and volunteers began set up for the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chilifest.  The event kicks off Saturday morning at 9 with 2 days of chilli judging, delicious Chamber chilli being served, plus lots of other food, your favorite beverage, and entertainment on both stages on the Taylorville square.

 

 

Chillifest Starts in Two Days, How the Chamber is Preparing

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest starts in just two days, and the city of Taylorville is buzzing with energy. This year will be bigger and better than it's been in a long time, with two stages for shows, carnival rides, and Taylorville now being the Chili Capital of Illinois. Patty Hornbuckle, CEO of the Taylorville Chamber explained all that's going on in the Taylorville Square to prepare for the celebration.

Hornbuckle wanted to clarify that both bags tournaments Chillifest is holding will be blind draws, to prevent people from choosing their partner and running the boards.

Chillifest kicks off Saturday Morning October 1st in the Taylorville Square. More information can be found at chillifest.info or by calling the chamber office at 824-4919. Hornbuckle appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show. 

 

 

Mayor Brotherton Talks Chillifest and Taylorville's Bright Future With It

 

Taylorville's celebration of the year is days away and citizens are ready to celebrate and have a good time with a bowl of chili. Mayor Greg Brotherton said he is also excited for Chillifest and said he loves seeing the kind of turn out there will be and all of the visiting people enjoying the town of Taylorville.

Mayor Brotherton said Taylorville being the Chili Capital of Illinois makes this celebration even better, and the future of Chillifest looks bright.

Chillifest takes place on the Taylorville Square October 1st and 2nd and Regional Radio News will cover the entire event. Go to the Chillifest tab on taylorvilledailynews.com for full details. Mayor Brotherton appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show. 

 

EXPANDED KIDZONE PART OF THIS WEEKEND'S CHILLIFEST

 

Posted September 29, 2016

 

An expanded “Kidzone” is part of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest this Saturday and Sunday on the square.

Sponsored by U-S Bank, this year's “Kidzone” on the west side of the square includes a lucky duck pick, pumpkin painting, story time with the Taylorville Public Library, a coloring station, many crafts, and a bicycle safety course by the Boy Scouts.

This year's Taylorville Chamber Chillifest “Kidzone” also includes an 80-foot inflatable obstacle course, historical artifacts from the Christian County Coal Miners Museum, the CEFS photo booth, and carnival games.

Sunday will also include the annual Taylorville F-F-A Pedal Tractor Pull contest sponsored by Larry's Service Center.  Registation in 4 different classes starts that morning at 11:30, with the contest starting at noon.

More information on this year's Greater Taylorville Chillifest can be found on-line at chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

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.

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