The 36th annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is happening this weekend on the square, with 2 days full of entertainment, pageants, and food and fun for the entire family.
Once again this year due to COVID, there will not be a chilli tent serving individual portions, but the Chamber will again offer their special recipe chilli in cold quarts with drive-up sales both days on the southeast corner of the square.
Nearly 80 Arts and Crafts’ vendors will offer their wares thru-out the Taylorville square.
Saturday’s highlights includes the noon Pageants, entertainment on both the main south stage and north stage, and day one of chilli judging and cornhole tournaments. Sunday features more entertainment, chilli judging and cornhole tournaments.
The Capital City Cornhole Club will again present 2 days of cornhole competition on the square during Chillifest, with cash prizes offered.
International Chilli Society chilli and salsa awards will be presented at the end of each day’s sanctioned competition. Chilli cooks from across the Midwest and elsewhere will be traveling to Taylorville, the Chilli Capital of Illinois, to light their stoves for a share of cash prizes both days.
Kid Zone will again be part of Chillifest with lots of activities for kids, including pumpkin painting.
Check out the full schedule for this weekend, can be found at the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s chillifest with 2-L’s.
And, listen to all 6 Miller Media Group radio stations for live coverage from Chillifest all weekend.