If you can handle the heat, you can sign up to be a contestant in Flannel Fest's hot pepper eating contest. The Champaign Parks District have opened the sign-ups online. The hot pepper contest will be on Saturday, October 15th at 2 p.m. It costs $10 to be a contestant, and a waiver must be signed prior to participation.  Register online here if you want to compete.

Flannel Fest is a celebration of flannel and fall activities, and this year it will be October 14th and 15th at Centennial Park. If you want a peek at what the Flannel Fest is all about, check out Sam's photos from the event in 2016

Flannel Fest
Centennial Park
2200 W Kirby Ave
Champaign
Sa 2 to 3 p.m.

Top image by Alyssa Buckley.