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 13th Annual Chili Crawl being held Saturday, February 12th, 2022 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!

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 commemorative pint glass.

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

Chili Crawl Stops 2022

  • 18 Hands Ale Hause
  • Brick House
  • Fat Joe’s Burgers and Brew
  • Hotel Retlaw*
  • Jack’s Team Sports
  • Korneli’s*
  • O’Davey’s Pub
  • Third and One
  • Three Aces North
  • Top Shelf Bar & Grill
  • Ubuntu Art Space

*Indicates 2021 Winner

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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