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The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee has announced its entertainment lineup for the 2011 event taking place on the square this weekend.

All entertainment takes place unless otherwise noted, on the Chillifest stage on the south side of the square.

The weekend kicks off at 9am with a welcome and opening ceremonies, as well as the annual Chillifest 5K Run and Walk.

At 9:30 Saturday morning, the Little Miss and Mister pageant is held, followed by the Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus at 11am, and the Turn Out Movement Arts Studio performing at noon.

At 1pm on Saturday is a Chilli Eating Contest, followed at 1:30 by entertainer and local radio personality Danny Russell performing. The Dance Station Dancers from Assumption perform at 2pm, followed by local cheerleaders at 3pm. Chilli and salsa award winners are announced at 4pm.

Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest entertainment schedule includes the 4th annual Tractor Junket and Show at 8am, the Great Pumpkin Contest sponsored by the Christian County Farm Bureau at 11am, the Dance Factory Dancers at 1pm, and the Taylorville High School Jazz Band at 2pm. The Beautiful Baby Contest “Parade of Babies” takes place at 3pm along with the announcement of winners, and right after that the chilli and salsa award winners are announced.

The schedule is subject to change, and can also be found on the event’s web site, chillifest (with 2-L’s) dot-info.

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