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King of Condiments 

When it comes to the title "World's Largest," the state of Illinois has you covered: there's the Lincoln statue is in Ashmore; The world's largest golf tee and the world's largest wind chime in Casey; the largest cross is in Effingham, and the largest catsup bottle? Just up the road in Collinsville. Pay homage to the 170 foot bottle at the World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at American Legion Post 365 (1022 Vandalia Street, Collinsville; www.catsupbottlefestival.com). This year's festival is packed with a car show, hot-dog and tater-tot eating contests for, ketchup tasting, and -- for those who like their condiments spicy -- a spin the catsup bottle game. Meet the Confluence Crush Roller Derby Girls and the St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders, enjoy live music, and visit the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum. The only thing small about this event is that it's all confined to one day. Admission is free.
Sun., July 7, 2013

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