2024 Downtown Fond Du Lac Annual Chili Crawl

Part of Sturgeon Spectacular Weekend!

ll that time in the snow and ice celebrating Sturgeon Spectacular weekend got you feeling “Chili”?
We’ve got you covered!

Warm your insides and keep the winter fun going in Downtown Fond du Lac during our 15th Annual Chili Crawl! Join us downtown Fond du Lac on Saturday, February 10th, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to taste a variety of homemade chili served by our downtown businesses.

For just $15, Chili Crawlers can taste each business’s unique chili concoction and vote for your favorite! The downtown business voted into the top spot gets the bragging rights of being called the year’s best chili!


On the morning of the event, please check-in between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership office located at 131 S. Main Street. Upon check-in you will receive your official 2024 Downtown Chili Crawl map and voting ballot. Chili will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Voting ballots will be split into two categories: Best Restaurant Chili and Best Home-Cooked Chili. You may choose your own route for each stop, but once you’ve visited all participating businesses, be sure to bring your completed ballot to Hoppers Silk Screening & All Star Trophy by 2:00pm to cast your vote!

Downtown Fond du Lac shops and restaurants are open to the general public of all ages during this event.

The Chili Crawl will be held rain or shine.


  • Avoid waiting in line – pick up your materials starting at 10:00 a.m. on February 10th.
  • Wear comfortable, weather appropriate shoes and clothing. You will be walking outdoors between locations and the event will be held rain or shine.
  • Post photos to Instagram and Facebook using hashtag #downtownfdl.

Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. Transferring a ticket to another individual is the responsibility of the ticket holder. The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership will not facilitate exchanges.

Questions? Contact Megan@downtownfdl.com or call 920-322-2006, ext. 2

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Megan Sigrist for complete information on sponsorship packages.
Email: Megan@downtownfdl.com
Phone 920.322.2006 ext. 2

Previous Downtown Chili Crawl Champions!

  • Feb. 2023 – Brick House (restaurant) for the second year & Korneli’s Bar (home-cooked)
  • Feb. 2022 – Brick House (restaurant) & Korneli’s Bar (home-cooked)
  • Feb. 2021 – Hotel Retlaw (restaurant) & Korneli’s Bar (home-cooked)
  • Feb. 2020 – Jazzmine’s Brasserie (restaurant) & Korneli’s Bar (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

Participating Businesses

18 Hands Ale Haus & Biergarten
18 E. Division Street

Traditional Recipe
Tomato base, ground beef, onions, red chili beans – seasoned to perfection!

$2.50 Domestic Tap Pints;
4/$10 Buckets 16oz Busch Light Cans;
Bowl of Chili and Mozzarella Stuffed Breadstick Special
Live Music at 8:00pm featuring Hold ‘Em High

Beauty Republic Salon & Co.
131 S. Main Street, Ste 100

Brisket and bacon chili in a secret traditional sauce

Spear a Deal! Grab a Sturgeon from our tank to reveal your deal worth 10% – 100% off products and services!

Brick House
161 S. Main

White Chicken Chili
Cream base, peppers, chicken, onion, white beans

Special on Busch Light Tappers

Coliseum Sports Bar & Grill
91 S. Main Street

Classic House Chili
Beef and tomato base, kidney & black beans

Buy One Get One Carbliss; $4 Rail Whiskey Pints

Craft City Bottleshop & Taproom
103 S. Main Street

Beef Chili

$6 Cider Floats
$4 Dill Pickle Beer Bloody Marys

Cujak’s Wine & Spirits
47 N. Main Street

Spicy Vegan Chili

10% Off Wine
Free Bourbon Cream Sampling & Sale

Fat Joe’s Burgers & Brews
15 W. Division

Smoked Texas Brisket Chili

Fondy Axe Company
25A N. Main Street

Smoked Beef Chili

$5 off Axe Throwing for Chili Crawlers

Jack’s Team Sports
179 S. Main Street

Vegetarian Chili
Traditional Style, made with impossible “meat”

BOGO Select Hockey Apparel
20% Off In-stock Hockey Sticks and Protective Gear

Korneli’s Bar
8 5th Street

Beef Chili

Bloody Mary Specials
$2 Cans Busch Light
$2 Domestic Drafts

THE Dispensary
113 N. Main Street

Classic Homestyle Chili
Ground Beef, kidney & black beans, tomato base, onion and garlic

10% off Delta 10 Products
10% Off Any Purchase for Chili Crawlers

Hotel Retlaw
1 N. Main Street

Three Bean Smoked Brisket Chili
Garbanzo, kidney and black beans with smoked brisket in a tomato broth, seasoned with paprika, chili powder, iniion, garlic, cumin, cajun seasoning, salt and pepper

Stop by One Main, inside Hotel Retlaw, to receive $1 any item during the Chili Crawl

The Main Pub
241 S. Main St.

“Pork & Chiles” Chili

$4 Blood Marys & Screwdrivers served in a souvenier cup to keep!
$1 Jello or Pudding shots
$2 Domestic Bottles

Throwback Pockets
119 S. Main Street

Sweet and Hot Chili

Throwback Pockets 1 Year Anniversary Party!
Raffle baskets, customer appreciation giveaways, cash prizes, money machine tickets, drink specials and more!
Twisted Tea Fundraiser – Every sale of Twisted Tea will be donated in memory of  Throwback Pockets regular, Wallene Frazier, to his parents to help with funeral costs.

Top Shelf Sports Bar & Grill
90 S. Main Street

Top Shelf Chili

Live Music: 8PM Brent Bel & The Boys; 11PM Club DJ

Victoria’s Pet Nutrition
14 N. Main Street

Crazy Cat Lady Chili

20% off CBD, Treats & Toys