Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest

 

2022 GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHILLIFEST DATES:  October 1 and 2, 2022!!!!

 

Posted August 3, 2022

 

CHILLIFEST CHILLI PEPPER PAGEANTS ACCEPTING ENTRIES

 

The 37th Annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is now accepting on-line entries for the 2022 Chilli Pepper pageants taking place Saturday, October First on the main stage on the south side of the square.

 

All 6 pageants are open to residents of Christian County.  Age groups include Little Chilli Bean zero to 2 years of age, Little Miss ages 3 to 6, Little Mister ages 3 to 8, Junior Miss ages 7 to eleven, Teen Miss ages 12 to 14, and Miss ages 15 to 19.

 

There’s a limit of 15 contestants per division and all entries must be submitted by September 2nd at 5pm.

 

All entries must be submitted on-line at link available at the event’s web site, chillifest.info, that’s “chillifest” with 2-L’s. The link is also available by clicking the “sign up” button on the Taylorville Chilli Pepper Pageants Facebook page.

 

For more information or to get questions answered, contact Pageant Director Brittany Moore.  Her contact information is also available at both on-line locations.

 

 

CHILLIFEST COMMITTE MEETS 

 

Posted July 25, 2022

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their regular monthly meeting Monday night as they plan for the 2022 version of this local tradition, taking place on the Square October First and 2nd.

Interntional Chilli Society Cook-off Chair Tom Calvert reported that the 2 annual sanctioned cook-offs will again take place this year:  The “Chillinois” cook-off on Saturday and the Central State cook-off on Sunday.

Chamber Chilli chief cook J-I McDowell reported that he’s donated a new vat to cook chilli live on site this year.  Chamber chilli will be served on site by the bowl and the quart for the first time in 3 years.  Chilled quarts will again be sold thru a drive-up lane as has been done in 2020 and 2021.

Pageant director Brittany Moore reported that on-line entries will be accepted for the many Chillifest pageants August First.  No paper entries will be allowed.

And, the Chillifest 5K Color Run is on again for 2022.

More information on the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is available on-line at chillifest.info.

 

 

Posted April 5, 2022

 

Vendor forms are now available to participate in the 2022 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest taking place on the Square October First and 2nd.

 

The vendor forms available are for non-food vendors, and outlines what spaces and electricity availabilities there are for the weekend.

 

Vendor spot numbers are assigned only after all vendor forms and registration fees have been received, with the deadline of September 23rd.

 

Access the vendor forms and related information, by clicking the “Vendor Form” link at the event’s web site, chillifest.info, that’s chillifest with 2-L’s.  You can also call the Greater Taylorville Chamber office at 824-4919 to obtain one.

 

Posted April 4, 2022

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their second meeting of 2022 on Monday night in the Chamber office, making plans for this year’s edition of the event taking place on the Taylorville square October First and 2nd.

 

This year’s event will tentatively feature 2 days of International Chilli Society judging, with first place winners both days going to the World Championships.  

 

Event co-chair Mark Wolfe told Regional Radio News after Monday night's meeting that committee members may have multiple conversations going at the same time, but it's all about making the event the best they can for 2022.

 

 

The Chamber’s famous Chillifest chilli will again be sold, this year both served by the bowl as well as in drive-thru service, which has been a hit the last 2 years.

 

 

It's the third year for Mark and April Wolfe to co-chair the Chillifest committee, after being entertainment chairs for the event several years before that, and leading the Kincaid Labor Day Picnic for many years before that. 

 

Crowd favorites like the many pageants, Kidzone, and arts and crafts, will be back again this year, as well as entertainment on both the south main stage and the north stage.

 

The popular bags tournament is also tentatively set to come back for the 2022 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

Vendor forms and other information can be obtained on the event’s web site, chillifest.info, that’s chillifest with 2-L’s, or by calling the Greater Taylorville Chamber office at 824-4919.

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