The Chili Cook-Off returns to downtown Alton tomorrow.   Alton Main Street is now in its third year promoting the event.  The event will be held from noon - 3pm on Saturday, October 17th in the giant pavilion and adjoining warehouse of Elijah P’s Burgers and Brews on Piasa Street. 

There will be prizes awarded in several categories, as well as the coveted "People's Choice" award.  Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany tells The Big Z you might want to get your ticket to attend this event in advance.

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Over 25 teams have entered this year’s event.  Admission is $6 for adults, and $3 for kids age 10 and under.  Advance tickets are available at the Alton Convention and Visitor's Bureau at Broadway and Piasa.  If you have questions or would like more information, call McGibany at 463-1016 or go to


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