The Alton Main Street organization is making final preparations for this weekend's events Downtown.  The Chili Cook-Off, which is being held today from noon - 3pm, will be filled with chili conniseurs.  The event will be held in the parking lot between New Frontiers Furnishings and Paul Lauschke Real Estate.

Alton Main Street's Chris Keidel says the parking lot will be filled with activity all weekend, with cooler weather in the forecast.

Keidel comments

He says there will be live music both days.  Today's Chili Cook-Off is from noon-3pm, while tomorrow's Fall Festival runs from noon-4pm.

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