The annual Alton Main Street Chili Cookoff takes place along the riverfront in Alton today.  Nearly 20 teams are signed up this year competing in several categories and battling for the coveted Silver Ladle…awarded to the People’s Choice winner. 

This year, the cookoff will be back at the Argosy Casino valet parking lot.  Alton Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany tells the Big Z it’s always a good time:

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Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for kids age 10 and under. The final Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market is also today.  It runs from 8am to Noon at the Argosy lot at Henry and Landmarks.



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