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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 chillipepperpageant@yahoo.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.

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