Photos by Eric Stauffer, Dark Horse Art Works
The annual Main Street Fall Festival in downtown Alton was held on Oct. 18. As is the festival’s tradition, 22 teams vied for the People’s Choice award for best chili. Local residents and businesses came prepared with their special chili recipes and guests were invited to try each submission and vote for the best of several categories (WBGZ 1570 AM was voted People’s Choice). Community-based organization Alton Main Street hosted the event.