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10/3/2013 8:54:00 AM
Entertainment Calendar for October 3, 2013

October 5 & 6
Chillifest 2013
The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest will be held this weekend on the Taylorville square. Saturday’s events include: 8:15- 8:45 a.m. YMCA group Body Pump class; 9 a.m. Welcome & opening ceremonies; 9 a.m. Chillifest 5K Run/Walk; 9 a.m. Taylorville Optimist Club Pumpkin Race registration; 9 - 11 a.m. Little Miss, Little Mister and Jr. Miss contest; 10 a.m. Taylorville Optimist Club Pumpkin Race heats begin; 10 - 10:30 a.m. Bags Tournament registration; 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central States Regional Cook-off; 11:30 a.m. Bags Tournaments begin (west side of the Square); 11:30 a.m. Turnout Movement Arts Studio; 12 p.m. Annual Chilli Eating Contest; 12:30 p.m. Ponytail Contest; 1 p.m. Bettis Brothers Don & Darren Bettis (main stage music); 2 p.m. Dance Station—Assumption; 3 p.m. Local cheerleading exhibition; 4 p.m. Meagan Phillips (main stage music); 4:30 p.m. Chilli & salsa awards presentation. Sunday’s events include: 9:30 a.m. Chilli Regional Cook-off (north side of the Square); 11 a.m. US Army Band; 12 p.m. Dance Factory; 1 p.m. Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus; 2 p.m. Taylorville Jazz Band; 3 p.m. Cutest Baby Contest award presentation; 3:30 p.m. Chilli & salsa awards presentation; 4 p.m. Stage Fright Productions.

October 8
Kelly Miller Circus
The Taylorville Fire Department is sponsoring a performance of the all new 2013 edition of the Kelly Miller Circus on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This year’s show, which will take place at the Christian County Fairgrounds, will feature elephants, tigers, horses, and a cast of international circus stars under a beautiful circus big top. Aerialist, Rebecca Ostroff, who was in the movie “Water for Elephants” will be giving a history of the Kelly Miller Circus. An hour before each show, attendees can ride elephants, camels and ponies. The public is invited to attend the tent raising, which will be done via elephant, at 9 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Taylorville Fire Department. Tickets are currently available at Family Video, Palmer Bank, Walgreens, Taylorville Fire Department, and First Mid-Illinois Bank, all in Taylorville, for $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets purchased day of at the circus box will cost $15 for adults and $7 for children. Infants under two are admitted free.

October 12
Taylorville Cups Wine Event & 5K Fun Run/Walk
The T.C.W.E. wine tasting and “Take the Girls Out For a Run!” 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 12th. The Save 2nd Base wine tasting will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at One East Market in Taylorville and the “Take the Girls Out For a Run!” 5K Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the southeast corner of the Taylorville Square. Registration forms and more information about the Fun Run/Walk can be found at

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