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The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their monthly meeting Monday night at the Chamber office, to further their plans for the 35th annual event on the Taylorville square October 3rd and 4th.


Committee chair Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that this year's Chillifest will have a different look than past years to make attendees feel safe.



Monday night's meeting reported that there are already 16 Little Miss Chilli Pepper contestants, one Little Mister contestant, 9 Junior Miss contestants, 2 teens and 3 Miss Chilli Pepper contestants for the October 3rd pageant on the south stage.  Entries are being accepted on-line by clicking the link in this story on taylorvilledailynews-dot-com.


Over 30 arts and crafts vendors have signed up for the weekend, and Chillifest is again looking for volunteers to assist in making this year's event happen.  To become a volunteer, call the Greater Taylorville Chamber office at 824-4919.


2 days of International Chilli Society-sanctioned judging is again part of this year's Greater Taylorville Chillifest, and cookoff chair Tim Calvert said entries were already coming in.  Information on entering the sanctioned judging is available at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.


And, a new event will happen the same weekend to further attract people to Taylorville.  Local organizers will hold a Children's Miracle Network "Hot to Trot" Color Run that weekend in Manner's Park.  Information on entering will also be available at chillifest-dot-info.

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