Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest

 

EXCITEMENT BUILDS TOWARDS GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

Posted September 9, 2019

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee met Monday night as they work towards this year's event on the Taylorville square October 5th and 6th.

 

It was announced that the Little Mister and Teen Miss Chilli Pepper contests, still need more entries.  The entry process is on line by clicking the "Pageant Entry Form" icon at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

More volunteers are also needed for various tasks during Chillifest weekend.  To volunteer to work at the Pepsi trailer, the information booth, or to assist in other ways, contact Amy Calvert Winans at 825-57-49.

 

Groups of 4 are also needed to assist children in pumpkin painting during Chillifest.  To volunteer your group, contact Kidzone chair Laura Hadley at 824-25-55.

 

Chillifest social media chair Susan Lawrence told Regional Radio News about the excitement she felt during the meeting Monday night.

 

 

To find out all about the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chilllifest, go to chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST COOKOFF FLYER RELEASED

Posted August 27, 2019

 

This year’s Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Cook-Off Flyer has been released.

 

The flyer outlines the 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned judging of homestyle, veggie, verde, and red chilli competition.  Saturday, October 5th will feature the “Regional Chillinois Cook-Off”, and Sunday, October 6th will be the “Central States Regional Chilli Cook-Off.”  

 

There’s prize money and plaques being offered in several different categories, and all first place winners advance to the 2020 World Championship.

 

All registrations must be done on-line at chillicookoff-dot-com.

 

The Cook-Off Flyer has additional rules and details, and can be accessed at the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s chillifest with 2-L’s.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST KIDZONE

Posted August 27, 2019

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is in need of volunteers for this year’s Kidzone at this year’s event October 5th and 6th on the Taylorville square.

 

Kidzone chair Laura Hadley says local businesses, churches and non-profit organizations are urged to get a group together to facilitate such kids’ events as pumpkin painting.  Hadley adds that groups can wear your business or non-profit shirt as a way to promote, as well as bring signs and giveaways.

 

Hadley says a connection with the Chamber Chillifest Kidzone provides and creates new relationships, contacts and potential clients.

 

To volunteer your business or organization to work in the Chamber Chillifest Kidzone, contact Hadley at 824-2555.

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE MEETS, TWEEKS SOME EVENTS

Posted August 19, 2019

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their monthly meeting Monday night at Angelo's Pizza, putting further planning into this year's event to be held on the Taylorville Square October 5th and 6th.

 

Pageant chair Brittany Moore reported that all 15 Little Miss Chilli Pepper slots are filled, 6 of the 15 Little Mister slots are filled, all 15 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper slots are filled, 5 of the 15 Miss Teen Chilli Pepper slots are filled for girls age 12 to 14, and 12 of the 15 Miss Chilli Pepper slots for girls age 15 to 19 are filled.  This year's application process is strictly on-line by going to chillifest-dot-info and clicking on the Pageant Entry Form.  Deadline for all entries is September 6th at 5pm.

 

It was reported Monday night, that all Chillifest South Stage entertainment slots are filled, and all but one of the North Stage slots are also filled for the weekend.

 

And, this year's Chillifest Kids Zone will feature pumpkin painting all day both days, sponsored by Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

 

Chillifest social media chair Susan Lawrence told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that this year's Chillifest will be tweeking some events thru-out the 2 days.

 

 

And, Lawrence says this year's social media presence at Chillifest will have a fun contest.

 

 

Find complete information on the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, by going to chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHILLIFEST LITTLE MISS, JUNIOR MISS PAGEANT ENTRIES FULL; OTHER AGE CATEGORIES STILL BEING ACCEPTED

Posted August 4, 2019

 

Officials with the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest have announced that they’ve filled their 15 entry slots for each of their Little Miss and Junior Miss contests as part of the annual Chillifest pageants on Saturday, October 5th.

 

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

 

Little Mister Chilli Pepper entries are for children ages 3-8, Teen Miss Chilli Pepper entrants are ages 12-14, and Miss Chilli Pepper entrants are ages 15-19.  Participants must be their category age on October 5th.  Entrants must be residents of Christian County.

 

  An important change in this year’s pageant, is that all entries must be submitted on-line.  The link to the entry page can be found by clicking the “Pageant Entry Form” icon on the right side of the event’s page, chillifest-dot-info, that’s Chillifest with 2-L’s.  You can also find the link on the Taylorville Chilli Pepper Pageant’s Facebook page.  Each age group contest is limited to the first 15 entries, and the deadline for entering is September 6th at 5pm.

 

There will be one rehearsal for all contestants, on Friday October 4th on the main stage in front of US bank. Practice will not exceed an hour. Parents are welcome.

 

Little Miss and Mister contestants will have no interview. Junior miss contestants will answer an onstage question, and the Teen and Miss Contestants will have a 3-minute interview with the judges, then an onstage question. All onstage questions to be used during the pageant will be given prior to pageant day. The interview portion of the Teen and Miss pageant is held at 9 a.m. Oct. 5th.    Contestants are asked to wear dress clothes suitable for a graduation ceremony.

As for awards during the Greater Taylorville Chillifest Pageants, there will be a winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, photogenic, best dressed, stage presence, most raffle tickets sold. (teen/miss) congeniality, interview, people’s choice.     

 

This year’s event will take place October 5th and 6th, on the Taylorville square. 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST PAGEANT ENTRIES NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Posted August 1, 2019

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, is now accepting applicants for its many pageants taking place Saturday, October 5th.

 

Start time for the pageants has been changed to noon, at the same location as past years, the event’s main stage on the south side of the Taylorville square.

 

The pageant is open to all residents of Christian County.

 

Age groups include Little Miss Chilli Pepper ages 3-6, Little Mister Chilli Pepper ages 3-8, Junior Miss Chilli Pepper ages 7-11, Teen Miss Chilli Pepper ages 12-14, and Miss Chilli Pepper ages 15-19.  Participants must be their category age on October 5th.  

 

An important change in this year’s pageant, is that all entries must be submitted on-line.  The link to the entry page can be found by clicking the “Pageant Entry Form” icon on the right side of the event’s page, chillifest-dot-info, that’s Chillifest with 2-L’s.  You can also find the link on the Taylorville Chilli Pepper Pageant’s Facebook page.  Each age group contest is limited to the first 15 entries, and the deadline for entering is September 6th at 5pm.

 

There will be one rehearsal for all contestants, on Friday October 4th on the main stage in front of US bank. Practice will not exceed an hour. Parents are welcome.

 

Little Miss and Mister contestants will have no interview. Junior miss contestants will answer an onstage question, and the Teen and Miss Contestants will have a 3-minute interview with the judges, then an onstage question. All onstage questions to be used during the pageant will be given prior to pageant day. The interview portion of the Teen and Miss pageant is held at 9 a.m. Oct. 5th.  

 

Contestants are asked to wear dress clothes suitable for a graduation ceremony.

 

As for awards during the Greater Taylorville Chillifest Pageants, there will be a winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, photogenic, best dressed, stage presence, most raffle tickets sold. (teen/miss) congeniality, interview, people’s choice.     

 

This year’s event will take place October 5th and 6th, on the Taylorville square. 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST VENDOR FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted August 1, 2019

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce has released its vendor forms for their annual Chillifest taking place on the Taylorville square October 5th and 6th.

 

Those forms can be downloaded at the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s Chillifest with 2-L’s.  After being completed, they can be submitted to the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building of the Taylorville square.

 

Vendors are reminded that registration deadline is September 27th, and all vendors should check in by 7:30am October 6th in the Advanced Title Building.  There is an additional charge for electricity.

 

Find out all the information on the upcoming Greater Taylorville Chillifest at chillifest-dot-info.

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE MEETS

Posted July 22, 2019

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their monthly meeting at the Angelo's Pizza meeting room Monday night, as plans continue for the annual event on the Taylorville square October 5th and 6th.

 

C-E-O of the Chamber Patty Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that committee members shared what each are doing in their specific area to improve the event.

 

 

Hornbuckle added that even though many Chillifest commmittee members have served for many years, it still takes a lot of work to make it happen.

 

 

Volunteers are what make the Greater Taylorville Chillifest happen.

 

 

To volunteer to work at this year's Greater Taylorville Chillifest, contact the Chamber office at 824-49-19.

 

 

 

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHILLIFEST

Posted March 20, 2019

 

Dates have been announced for the 2019 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the square.

 

This year’s event will take place October 5th and 6th.  

 

This year’s Chillifest will again return many of the favorites attendees have enjoyed, as well as 2 days of International Chilli Society judging in several different categories.

 

The Chamber will again serve its famous Chillifest chilli, as well as Pepsi products, under the Purple and Gold tent on the south side of the Courthouse Square.

 

As the schedule gets finalized in coming months, you’ll find it and all the contest entry forms, at the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s “chillifest” with 2-L’s.

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