by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The 2014 Wellington Fall Festival will be held Oct. 3-4 in conjunction with the High School Spirit Week and WHS homecoming which is September 29-Oct. 4. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the parade downtown. The pep rally and bonfire will follow at the Wellington High School.The students have been holding their Spirit Week activities throughout the week and businesses have decorated their store fronts and windows to show their Crusader Spirit as well. There is a prize of $50 in Wellington Bucks to the best decorated business. The WHS Homecoming game will be held on Friday against Andale.Â Â Prior to the game, the Chamber will host a tailgate party right outside the stadium entrance which will include the 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Teams will pre-make their chili and then bring them down to Sellers Park on Friday to be judged and sampled.Tasting kits for the chili will be sold for $2 with a bottle of water costing $1 extra. Folks are encouraged to come down and hang out before the game, taste the various chili and then cheer on the Crusaders to beat the Andale Indians.Then….On Saturday the Barbecue Cook-off will get underway in Sellers Park by the Railroad Museum along with all the other activities including the Chamber Salsa Challenge, the Alzheimer’s Walk, the fundraiser food court, arts and crafts, kids games and bouncy’s and a lip synch contest by the Young Professionals.The Bank of CommerceÂ has graciously signed on as our Premiere Sponsor! The Chamber officials and members appreciate their dedication and commitment to the Chamber and the Crusaders!