Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest

 

 

CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES FINALIZED ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEKEND

Posted October 3, 2020

 

The first-ever socially distanced version of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest this morning announced their finalized entertainment schedule on both stages for this Saturday and Sunday's annual event on the Taylorville square.

 

Here's what the entertainment schedule looks like, as of 9am Saturday:

 

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

 

9:00 AM Welcome & Opening Ceremonies- National Anthem Jordan Reeter/Mayor Barry feat. Cub Scouts South Stage

9:00 AM Chilli available at Chilli Drive-Thru Southeast Corner of the Square

9:30 AM Xairiki Agnew Performance South Stage

10:00 AM Pumpkin Painting at KidZone sponsored by HSHS Medical Group - Taylorville KidZone

10:30 AM Chillinois Regional Cookoff Begins East Side of Square

Center Pointe Advance Academy South Stage (Street)

11:15ish 7th Annual Bags Tournament Capital City Cornhole REGISTRATION Northeast Corner of Square

11:45 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament MEETING Northeast Corner of Square

12:00 Noon Chilli Pepper Pageants to 3:00pm South Stage

Bags FLY for 7th Annual Bags Tournament sponsored by Invenergy Northeast Corner of Square

1:00 PM Amazing Dudley Balloon Creations KidZone

1:30 PM Amazing Dudley Magic Show KidZone

3:30 PM The Dance Station South Stage (Street)

4:00 PM Professional Development - Jazz Band South Stage

Pumpkin Painting Ends KidZone

5:30ish Chilli & Salsa Awards Presentation South Stage

 

North Stage Activities sponsored by NewWave Communications

10:00-Noon Dexter Anodyne North Stage

1:00 - 3:00 PM Izzy Miller North Stage

 

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

 

9:00 AM CMN "Hot to Trot" ZUMBA at the Park Manners Park

9:30 AM Central States Regional Cookoff East Side of the Square

10:00 AM CMN "Hot to Trot" Color Run Races Start (Registration @ 8a!) Manners Park

10:00 AM Chilli Available at the Chilli Drive-thru Southeast Corner of the Square

10:30 AM Sky High Performance South Stage (street)

11:00 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament REGISTRATION Northeast Corner of Square

11:00 AM WERQ Demo South Stage (street)

11:00 AM Pumpkin Painting at KidZone sponsored by HSHS Medical Group - Taylorville KidZone

11:00 AM Aaron's Balloon Creations KidZone

11:30 AM THS Cheerleaders Performance South Stage (street)

11:45 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament MEETING Northeast Corner of Square

12:00 NOON Bags FLY 7th Annual Bags Tournament Northeast Corner of Square

2:30 PM Wild Times Exotic Zoo KidZone

3:00 PM Cody Moomey Performs South stage

4:00 PM Pumpkin Painting Ends KidZone

4:30ish Chilli & Salsa Awards Presentation South Stage

 

NORTH STAGE ACTIVITIES sponsored by NewWave Communications

9:30-11:30AM The Tangents North Stage

12:00-2:00 PM TBA North Stage

 

As always, this schedule is subject to change.  

 

After spending countless hours of additional preparation to make sure everyone stays safe, Chamber Chillifest Committee members look forward to bringing this event to the Square this weekend, reminding you to wear a mask, socially distance, and wash your hands at the many hand washing and hand sanitizer stations there will be around the square.

 

FINAL CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE MEETING BEFORE THIS WEEKEND'S EVENT, HELD MONDAY NIGHT

Posted September 28, 2020

 

It was the final committee meeting Monday night, for the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest before this weekend's first-ever socially distanced event on the Square Saturday and Sunday.  

 

Event chair Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that the many committee chairs and members are excited about this weekend.

  

 

Over 90 arts and crafts vendors will socially distanced, and although no chilli by the bowl will be served, Chillifest chilli will be sold in 2 drive-thru lanes by the quart and when it's all gone, it's gone.

 

Hornbuckle also said the weekend will again feature 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned cook-offs and judging, among many other events on the Square.

 

 

This year's 5 Chillifest Pageants Saturday afternoon will also have a different look to keep entrants safe, with Hornbuckle complimenting Pageant director Brittany Moore.

 

 

The Chamber does need additional volunteers to assist in selling chilli by the quart, as well as other duties.  To sign up, call the Chamber office at 824-4919.

 

Find out all things Chillifest by going to the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

 

 

CHAMBER ANNOUNCES MORE DETAILS ON FIRST-EVER SOCIALLY DISTANCED CHILLIFEST 

Posted September 22, 2020

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce has announced more details on how this year's first-ever socially distanced Chillifest will happen October 3rd and 4th on the Square.

 

C-E-O Patty Hornbuckle says that although Chillifest chilli won't be served by the bowl, and there will not be a chilli tent serving food, it'll be sold by the quart via drive-thru.

 

 

There will only be a set number of chilli batches cooked, and once it's sold, it's gone.

 

 

Hornbuckle says the entire event's priority will be to keep people socially distanced and safe.

 

 

This year's Chillifest Pageants will also have a different look.

 

 

And, this year's Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Kids Zone will also be safe and healthy for the children.

 

 

Get more information on this year's first-ever socially distanced Chillifest by going to the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

SAFETY # 1 CONCERN AT GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST MEETING MONDAY NIGHT

Posted September 21, 2020

 

It'll be a very different Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest next month, as Committee officials place their number one priority on the safety of those attending due to the coronavirus.

 

The Committee met for almost an hour and a half Monday night (Sept. 21) as they put the final touches on the 2-day event on the Taylorville square October 3rd and 4th.

 

Event chair Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting that health and safety will be the focus, with attendees being asked to bring their own lawn chairs to sit on the Square this year.

 

 

H-S-H-S Medical Group in Taylorville is sponsoring the Chillifest Kids Zone this year, and providing masks and gloves for both children and volunteers who will all be socially distanced.

 

 

All Chillifest vendor booths will be spaced out this year.

 

 

Some 24 people have signed up for the "Hot to Trot" Color Run to benefit the Children's Miracle Network, taking place at Manner's Park just before Chillifest gets underway Saturday morning, October 3rd.  Registration will also be accepted on-site just before the race.

 

Pageant committee chair Brittany Moore reported some 27 sponsors have donated items for the participants' goodie bags.   She added that for the first time, the pageant will be livestreamed on the Chamber Facebook page.

 

And, International Chilli Society cook-off chair Tom Calvert reported that registrations continue to come in on-line.

 

Again, the big take away from Monday night's Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee meeting, is to bring your own lawn chairs to enjoy the event this year.

 

More information can be found on the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.    

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHILLIFEST LITTLE MISS CHILLI PEPPER ENTRIES FULL

Posted August 20, 2020

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce today announced that it's received its maximum 20 entries for the 2020 Little Miss Chilli Pepper contest, which is part of the annual pageant being held on Saturday, October 3rd during the 2-day event.

 

Entries are still being accepted for the Little Mister, Junior Miss, Teen Miss, and Miss Chilli Pepper contests.  

 

Entries must be submitted on-line, with rules and instructions on how to enter, available on the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST COMMITEE MEETS

Posted August 17, 2020

 

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.

 

PLANNING CONTINUES FOR CHILLIFEST

Posted July 21, 2020

 

The 35th annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is still on for the Taylorville square October 3rd and 4th.  Committee chairs met Monday night at the Chamber office to review planning for the event.

 

Event chair Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting it's falling into place thanks to some great committee members.

 

 

Vendor and chilli cook-off forms, and links for entering the various Chillifest pageants, will be posted on line soon at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2 "L's."

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE HOLDS FIRST 2020 MEETING MONDAY NIGHT

Posted June 1, 2020

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest IS on for October 3rd and 4th, and committee members couldn't be happier.  The group held their first meeting for 2020 Monday night at the Chamber office, and CEO Patty Hornbuckle said it felt good to get them together.

 

 

Many parts of the Chillifest weekend will be coming back and there'll be some surprises as well.

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest is held annually on the Taylorville square, and features 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned judging, plus the Chamber serving up delicious chilli, chilli dogs and your favorite Pepsi products.

 

Find out information on the event as the year progresses, by going to chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

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