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ChiliFest schedule

Sep. 17, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Here's a look at the schedule for 26th annual ChiliFest on Saturday. The West Virginia State Chili Championship is a sanctioned by the International Chili Society and sponsored by Chili Willi's and WSAZ. The charity cookoff event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities at the Tri-State. All chili sample tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

Schedule of Events

8 to 10 a.m. -- Registration for ChiliFest at Registration Tent (8th Street and 3rd Avenue).

9:30 a.m.-- All vehicles removed from ChiliFest site.

10:30 a.m. -- Cooks meeting at Judging Tent.

11 a.m. -- Cooks return to start preparation of ingredients and light stoves for Chili Verde.

11:30 a.m. -- National Anthem at Pullman Square stage.

11 to 4 p.m. -- Kids Korner events begin at 9th Street and Pullman Square.

11:35 a.m. -- All judges report to Judging Tent area.

12 to 12:45 p.m. -- Rob McNurlin performs on Pullman Square stage.

12:15 p.m. -- Salsa turned in at Judging Tent.

12:30 p.m. -- Salsa judging begins.

12:45 to 1 p.m. -- First Stage Theatre Co. performs.

1 to 1:15 p.m. -- Marshall Pep Rally.

1:15-1:30 p.m. -- Hot Pepper Eating Contest.

1:30-2:15 p.m. -- Rob McNurlin performs at Pullman Square stage.

1:45 p.m. -- Chili Verde judges report to Judging Tent.

2 p.m. -- Chili Verde turned in at Judging Tent.

2:15 p.m. -- Chili Verde judging begins.

2:45 to 3:30 p.m. -- Big Planet Soul performs at Pullman Square stage.

2:45 p.m. -- ICS Red Chili judges report to Judging Tent.

3 to 3:15 p.m. -- ICS Red Chili turned in to Judging Tent.

3:15 p.m. -- ICS Red Chili judging begins.

3:40 to 4 p.m. -- Beer Drinking Contest.

4 to 4:20 p.m. -- Shot N' Holler Contest.

4:30 to 5:20 p.m. -- Big Planet Soul performs at Pullman Square stage.

4:30 p.m. -- People's Choice tickets turned in at the Ronald McDonald House Tent.

5:30 p.m. -- Announcement of winners and drawing for 2010 Toyota Camry at Pullman Square stage

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