TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Low: 25. Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with a mix of rain and snow. Accumulations up to an inch possible by late Wednesday. High: 37. Winds: Southeast 5-10 mph.
Chillifest Comes to Taylorville
It promises to be a chilly weekend in Taylorville. The 27th annual Chillifest kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The event features a chili cook-off, a cutest baby contest, and a chili-eating contest between the town's police and fire departments.
This year's Chillifest features a record number of sponsors and vendors, and that means not only fun, but an influx of cash for Taylorville.
"It brings so many people that the community all works together," Taylorville Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Patty Hornbuckle said. "It brings a lot of money into the community. People stay overnight, they shop, they get gas, but it just brings everybody together."
If you have a family chili recipe you want to show off but haven't signed up yet, there's still time. Visit the Chillifest website for an application.