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Businesses Battle to Win Downtown Chili Crawl

Fond du Lac, WI - Feeling "chili" from all the snow? Celebrate the Sturgeon Spectacular with a walk in Downtown Fond du Lac for the 7th Annual Chili Crawl being held Saturday, February 13th, 2016 from 11-2.

Sponsored by the Fond du Lac Convention & Visitors Bureau, for just $10, crawlers can taste a variety of chili concoctions made by downtown businesses. The downtown business voted into the top spot will receive bragging rights of being called the year’s best chili!

To join the crawl, head to Downtown Deli to Go at 74 S. Main Street and register to receive your official chili crawl map and voting ballot. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. From there use your Chili Crawl map to hit all the Chili Posts and taste an array of amazing chili recipes. The last stop on the crawl is Hopper’s Silk Screening and All Star Trophy where your completed ballot can be redeemed by 2 p.m. for an “I Survived the Downtown Chili Crawl” t-shirt. It's the perfect attire to show off when you head out to enjoy the rest of the Sturgeon Spectacular festivities! (See a full list of activities at

Will Slim & Chubby's 'Grandmaesque' retain the title of "Best Chili?" You be the judge!

2016 Participating Businesses are 1848, Annie's Fountain City Café, Backstage Bar & Grill, Cujak's Wine and Coffee Bar, Downtown Deli To Go, Gallery & Frame Shop, Knight Barry Title, Mojo Hair Studio, Riverwalk Art Gallery, Russtiques, Slim & Chubby's, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, and Wood's Floral.

The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership is the administrative arm of the Business Improvement District, which is comprised of 284 businesses, 76% of which are locally owned. The mission of the partnership is to establish a diverse, prosperous and healthy district that is the social, commercial and cultural heart of our community. For information call (920) 322-2006 or visit

Posted 02-05-2016