Get ready for a great evening of festivities and fun for the entire family as the Downtown Effingham Business Group hosts the 5th annual Chili Fest 2017 on Friday, October 13th, from

5-8pm. The central location for Chili Fest will take place in downtown Effingham, IL along Jefferson Street and around the old Courthouse Square.

Nearly two dozen businesses will host a chili tasting stop or other food, treats and refreshments throughout the evening. Chili team participants will be vying for the “Judge’s Choice”, “Spiciest” and the “Most Original” Awards. You can also do a little late night shopping and see what the great stores in the Central Business District have to offer! Many family friendly activities are also planned throughout the evening including inflatables and activities for children.

Tasting tickets are $5 for 10 tickets and will be available for sale at the event only. Ticket tasting stations will be located at the intersection of Jefferson and 4th Street, Jefferson and Fifth Street, west of Jefferson and Banker.

Live entertainment kicks off at 5pm on the Jefferson Street Central Stage featuring

Bring the entire family and Experience Downtown Effingham!


  • Occurred Friday, October 13th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm



100 E. Jefferson Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401


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