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2021 Chili Crawl

Part of the Sturgeon Spectacular Weekend!

Feeling "chili" from all that time on the ice? Celebrate the Sturgeon Spectacular with a walk in Downtown Fond du Lac for the 12th Annual Chili Crawl being held Saturday, February 13th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For just $10, crawlers can taste different chili concoctions made by our downtown businesses. The downtown business voted into the top spot gets the bragging rights of being called the year’s best chili!

Tickets are on sale at Hopper's Silk Screening & All-Star Trophy (77 N. Main Street). When they're gone, they're gone! (cash or check only)

On the morning of the event bring your ticket to 131 S. Main Street to check-in. There you will receive your official chili crawl map and voting ballot. Check-in opens at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. Chili is available beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Ballots will be split to allow voting on best restaurant chili and best home-cooked chili. Feel free to choose your own route for each stop.

The last stop on the crawl is Hopper’s Silk Screening and All-Star Trophy where your completed ballot can be redeemed by 2:00 p.m. for an official Chili Crawl t-shirt. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to


The 2021 Winners Are...

Best Restaurant Chili goes to Hotel Retlaw

Best Home-Cooked Chili goes to Korneli's Bar

This is the second consecutive year that Hotel Reltaw and Korneli's have won. 

Congratulations to our winners! A special thanks to all who were involved. We hope you had as much fun participating as we did planning. 

The 2021 Competitors are...

Restaurant Category

  • Fat Joe's Bar and Grill
  • Hotel Retlaw
  • Top Shelf Bar & Grill
  • Brick House
  • Ziggy's Pub

Home-cooked Category

  • Ubuntu Art Space
  • O'Davey's Pub
  • The Goldsmith
  • State Farm
  • Third and One
  • 18 Hands Ale Haus
  • Korneli's Bar

For questions, please give us a call at (920) 322-2006 or email

Previous Winners

Feb. 2021 - Hotel Retlaw (restaurant) & Korneli's (home-cooked)

Feb. 2020 - Hotel Retlaw (restaurant) & Korneli's (home-cooked)

Feb. 2019 - Yummy Bones (restaurant) & Knight Barry Title (home-cooked) 

Feb. 2018 - Ziggy's Pub (restaurant) & Knight Barry Title (home-cooked)

Feb. 2017 - Downtown Deli to Go

Feb. 2016 - Downtown Deli to Go

Dec. 2014 - Slim & Chubby's

Dec. 2013 - Foot the Lake Candle Company

Feb. 2013 - Gallery & Frame Shop

Dec. 2011 - Cool Beans & Bagels

Dec. 2010 - Ramada Plaza Hotel: Cibo Steaks & Spirits

Dec. 2009 - Main Exchange

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