Central Illinois chili-cookers can show off their talents and possibly earn a spot at the world chili cookoff in October. A pair of competitions, the Lincoln Prairie Trails Regional Cook-off and the Aldo Klinghammer Memorial Chili Shuffle, are coming up this weekend at The Palomino Club in Taylorville, with money raised from the event going to the Christian County Senior Citizen’s Center.
Chief Judge for the cook-offs Tom Calvert says the event is a regional competition for the world contest because of the participation numbers in the local contest.
Calvert says the cookers will be getting an early start in the morning, but for those that want to eat, taste-testing it will be in the afternoon.
In a previous interview with Regional Radio News, Palomino Club owner Tina Blazier said her goal for the fundraiser is $3,200 this year.