Burnin' Down Main Chili & Soup Cook-Off 

Get excited for everyone’s favorite fall event in Downtown McPherson! We have lots of fun, family-friendly activities in the works again this year that are sure to not disappoint!

Burnin' Down Main Activities


Public tasting of the soup and chili will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. All participants must purchase a $5 wristband to receive a sample of each entry and the opportunity to vote for Soup, Chili and Team Spirit. Wristbands also provide the chance to sample multiple desserts after the Dessert Contest judging. Still hungry? There will be plenty of chili donated by Wendy's, which is included in the wristband price.

Free pumpkins will be given to the first 100 kids with paint available for decorating on site. Other activities include:

Touch-A-Truck | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | 100 block of East Marlin
Free Face Painting | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Live Music Featuring "I Heard A Lion" | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Corn Hole Tournament | 1 p.m.
Pie Eating Contest | 1:30 p.m.

Save your wristband and head across the street to Delish and Noffy's for a Three Rings Tap Take-Over. For each Three Rings beer purchased, Noffy's and Delish will donate $1 toward the Plaza Remodel Project. Spend the afternoon having a cold brew and some great food.

Thinking of entering the contests?  Contests are open to everyone. See entry forms and rules posted below or contact McPherson Main Street at 620-241-7430. The total prize package is over $2,600.

Volunteers are needed and can SIGN UP HERE

Thank You to Our Sponsors


A huge thank you to our sponsors for this exciting event: