Taylorville, Illinois is 175 years old this year and we will all be celebrating this birthday on October 4 & 5, 2014 during the Chillifest Cookoff . Come to Taylorville, IL for both events and have some fun.
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October 26, Friday, come to Sonny’s Place for the Halloween Eve Show. A pumpkin carving contest will begin at 7:30 PM and the bands begin at 8:30 PM. The bands will be Kamakazee Kush, Animus and Misfits and Tribute Band. Sonny’s place is located about 1 mile from our front door.
Visit Sonny’s FB page http://www.facebook.com/sonnys.place.5?fref=ts Pumpkins will be provided and there is a $5 entry fee. First prize will be a Jack Daniels Gift Basket and there will be cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. There is a cover charge of $2, but, if you come in costume the cover will only be $1.
October 27, Saturday, Sonny’s Place will hold their Annual Halloween Bash featuring Super Mario Speedwagon band beginning at 8:30 PM. Of course there is a Costume Contest with judging at 11 PM. Fun, Music, Friends both old and new always make for a real good time. Come on out! There is a $3 cover charge and there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the costume contest.
Small towns are great because many folks know and trust and love one another and really have fun getting together and making a party for almost any reason. Garlic is a good reason to have a party. “Garlic Fest II” happens on Sunday, October 28 from 1 to 8 PM in the Morrisonville K of C Hall in Morrisonville, IL just about 10 miles from our front door. Have you ever heard of Bagna Cauda? It is
Fall is a fun time here in the middle of the US and the very middle of Illinois. The leaves turn yellow, gold and red, there is the smell of smoke from the fireplace in the air and that wonderful aromatic soup called “chilli” sounds like a bone and body warmer this time of year. Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14 are the dates for the 27th annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce “Chillifest” which is held on the Historic Taylorville Square. Compete as a chili or salsa cook, dine on Award Winning Chilli, participate in the events and enjoy the music on the stages. Two days of homey fun and frolic. Visit the Chillifest webpage http://www.chillifest.info/content/?id=2012 and see all of the official activities and then go to http://www.marketstreetinn.com/events.html and check out what else is happening this weekend too. If you are staying with us this is also the 2nd Saturday of the month and that means that at 2 PM the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast BYO Taste and Share Wine Event happens. Most folks also bring a snack to share with the others who attend. If you are staying at the inn we supply your wine. Of course, consumers of other beverages also attend and enjoy.
Flash, one of the founders of this event just won the International Chili Society 1st prize for Green Chili or Chili Verde.
Taylorville Lakeshore Golf Course is a top rated (4.5 by Golf Digest) 18 hole course on the shores of Lake Taylorville in Taylorville, Illinois. They are currently offering some deals on Tee times through the following link or simply by calling the course and booking your own times. You may even want to ask your innkeeper to book your Tee time along with your stay.
The weather has become beautiful, the course is in great shape and there are other fun things to do here too. Bring your foursome and spouses and everyone will have a great time The direct link to Taylorville Lakeshore Golf Course is http://www.golflakeshore.com
Who thinks about Persimmons today? Probably not a lot of folks but the Persimmon Fest in Central Illinois at the Christian County Historical Museum sure does draw a crowd from all over the country and then some. Actually the persimmon is a sought after fruit in Asian Countries.
Persimmons are not ready to eat, at least by local standards, before they have undergone a “killing frost” and we have had one now so the persimmon harvest is coming in, they are being washed, pitted and mashed into a pulp for use in all sorts of tasty dishes including puddings, pies, steamed persimmon pudding, spiced persimmon cake and other baked goods. Darleen Wilson is making 24 persimmon pecan pies for this event. Abraham Lincoln would have loved Darleen’s pies.
Persimmon Bundt with Walnuts Recipe
These are a take from Food Librarian’s 30 Days of Big Bundts
Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop 3 cups of chopped firm Fuyu persimmons. Set aside.
Beat 1/2 cup vegetable margarine with 1/2 cup agave syrup. Add 2 tsp. lime juice, and 1 scraped vanilla bean. Whisk in Egg Replacer for 2 eggs.
Sift together 2 cups cake flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ground allspice, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 2 tsp. nutmeg. Add wet ingredients and combine well.
Add 1 cup chopped walnuts and 2 tbsp candied chopped ginger. Mix well and
pour into pan. Bake 50- 60 minutes or until toothpick tests clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. 6 mini bundts or a large bundt.
I added a lemon glaze to one but you don’t need it.
The Persimmon Fest at Christian County Historical Society will be on Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14 from 10 AM to 3 PM on both days. There will be demonstrations and persimmon goodies for the tasting. Persimmon Pulp to purchase for use in your favorite persimmon recipes will be available and, there will probably be a persimmon cook book for sale too. Come and stay at our fine inn and enjoy a rare festival in Central Illinois. By the way, the original Christian County Courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law will be open for touring at this site.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Myrna, our chief innkeeper, is a survivor of 6 months. Our effort in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to invite you to a stay at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast for the weekend of Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30 or anytime through November 21, 2010 AND 10% of your room rate will be donated to Cups for the Cure and/or Breast Cancer Research. The donation will be in your name.
Some special events in Taylorville, IL
** One East Market Restaurant invites you to make a $15 donation to attend a tasting of five fabulous wines and a complimentary, hand painted wine glass. 11 am to 5 pm You may purchase any of the wines either by the bottle or case and all proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and research in a ten-county area in Central Illinois.
** Lunch on the “Pink Plate Special” for $8.50 and $1.00 of each lunch will go to breast cancer research.
** The drink of the day at One East Market Restaurant will be the Flirtini Special for $7.50. Each Flirtini Special sold makes a $2.50 donation to Breast Cancer Research.
** There will be a 50/50 drawing and Gift Basket Raffles.
** There will be Art Bra’s on display, one by your innkeeper, and you may let your $$ vote for your favorite and, of course, all proceeds go to breast cancer awareness and research.
** There is NO COVER CHARGE for live music by 48 Connection from 5 to 8 PM. This band is known for their roadhouse blues and rock music.
Have fun, donate to a very worthy cause and enjoy Central Illinois finest lodging. See us at www.marketstreetinn.com/
On Sunday, October 31st, Garlic Fest II will happen at the K of C Hall in Morrisonville, IL just about 9 miles from the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast. Tickets are $8 at the door and what a good time you will have. Garlic!!!! The doors will open at 1 PM and Bagna Cauda will be ready about 1:30 PM. This gives you time to soak up a bunch of Bagna and beer preparing for the meal which will be at approximately 3:30 PM consisting of Garlic Sausage, Slaw & Mostaccioli. There will be music by “The Music Men” from 3:30 to 7:30 PM. Garlic Fest II is a revived area tradition and golly, did we miss it when it was gone. Thanks for the revival. You cannot have more down home fun than is available here.
Bagna Cauda Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 10 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (2 ounce) cans anchovy fillets, drained
- 1 pint heavy cream
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook until tender. Reduce heat to low. Mix in anchovy filets and heavy cream. Cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat, cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours.
- Return the mixture to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly. Serve hot. Dip bread, cabbage leaves, celery sticks, carrot sticks or just use your imagination and enjoy.
We are approaching the time of year when warmth is a desirable thing. There is nothing like a flickering fire or the warm bubbling waters of a whirlpool tub for two to warm and stimulate you and your partner and enhance relaxation and romance. Both fire flicker and bubbling jets of our whirlpool rooms are available at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast www.marketstreeinn.com.
Most of our guest rooms have either a gas log fireplace or an electric fireplace while our Hunt Club in the Carriage House has both. Enjoy the romance, the escape and each other.
Come to Taylorville, Illinois and compete, participate or just enjoy the fun, food and frolic at the 25th Annual Chillifest beginning Friday afternoon, October 15, all day Saturday the 16th and most of Sunday October 17th. Sponsored by the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce and sanctioned by the International Chili Society there will be categories for Red Chili, Green Chili and Salsa. The”Chillinois Regional” takes place on Saturday, October 16 and the Central States Regional Cookoff takes place on Sunday, October 17. Go to www.chillifest.info/ for all the categories, entry forms and schedule of events.
The Fall Colors will be peaking, the chili will be great, the entertainment will be funon our National Historic Registry town square. There is also a “Bring your Own” wine taste and share on the front porch of the Market Street Inn just 2 short blocks from all of the Chili fun. We look forward to you being here.