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The Sullivan Chamber and Economic Development is taking vendor applications for the 2011 Oktoberfest-8th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Friday, October 14, 2011 and Saturday October 15, 2011. The festival provides a Friday night Illinois Wine Tasting tent with bluegrass concert, plus a variety of other food, craft and artist vendors, and Illinois Roller Derby bout. Saturday morning kicks off at 8am with the First United Methodist Church 5K walk/run and children’s 50 yard dash.

Vendors and chili cooking begins at noon with chili tasting between 5pm and 7pm. The King or Queen of the Judge’s and People’s Choice awards will be announced at 7:30pm. However, Oktoberfest is not all about chili.

This weekend festival all takes place on the historic downtown square in Sullivan, Illinois. Live music fill streets on the Hometown Stage and a variety of contests including an art, photography, and pet contest and more. Applications are being accepted for chili cookers, food vendors, art & craft vendors, contests, activities and performers for the Hometown stage.

For more information, or obtain registration forms, log onto www.sullivanchamber.com or email info@sullivanchamber.com

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