Chili festival draws crowd


The 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade drew a crowd to downtown Urbana on Saturday. In photo, contestants line up for the pepper eating contest.

The 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade drew a crowd to downtown Urbana on Saturday. In photo, contestants line up for the pepper eating contest.


Aaron Gall | Urbana Daily Citizen

The 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade drew a crowd to downtown Urbana on Saturday. In photo, Alex Wood competes in the pepper eating contest.


Aaron Gall | Urbana Daily Citizen

The dunk tank was a popular spot to combine throwing skills with organized mischief during the 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade in downtown Urbana on Saturday.


Aaron Gall | Urbana Daily Citizen

The 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade drew a crowd to downtown Urbana on Saturday. In photo, contestants line up for the pepper eating contest.

The 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade drew a crowd to downtown Urbana on Saturday. In photo, Alex Wood competes in the pepper eating contest.

The dunk tank was a popular spot to combine throwing skills with organized mischief during the 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade in downtown Urbana on Saturday.

The 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade drew a crowd to downtown Urbana on Saturday. In photo, contestants line up for the pepper eating contest.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/09/web1_Pepper-eating-Contest.jpgThe 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade drew a crowd to downtown Urbana on Saturday. In photo, contestants line up for the pepper eating contest. Aaron Gall | Urbana Daily Citizen

The 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade drew a crowd to downtown Urbana on Saturday. In photo, Alex Wood competes in the pepper eating contest.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/09/web1_Alex-Wood.jpgThe 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade drew a crowd to downtown Urbana on Saturday. In photo, Alex Wood competes in the pepper eating contest. Aaron Gall | Urbana Daily Citizen

The dunk tank was a popular spot to combine throwing skills with organized mischief during the 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade in downtown Urbana on Saturday.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/09/web1_Dunking-Booth.jpgThe dunk tank was a popular spot to combine throwing skills with organized mischief during the 12th Annual Simon Kenton Chili Cook-Off Festival and Hoopla Parade in downtown Urbana on Saturday. Aaron Gall | Urbana Daily Citizen