Burnin' Down Main

McPherson Main Street hosts the community's favorite fall event in Downtown McPherson

Burnin' Down Main offers fun, family-friendly activities while serving up the best chili, soup and dessert in town!

Competing teams begin cooking as early as 6:30 a.m. and must have samples ready for the public tasting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All tasters must purchase a $5 wristband to receive a sample of each entry and to vote for Best Chili, Best Soup and Best Team Spirit. Wristbands also provide the chance to sample multiple desserts after the Dessert Contest judging.

Anyone can enter for a refundable $25 entry fee. Dessert entries are $10. Entry forms will be available in September with a prize package of over $2000.

Live music, Inflatables, and great FOOD! 

Chili Pepper Guy

Date & Location

October 2, 2021
11:30 - 1:30pm

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We are excited to announce our NEW corporate sponsor for Burnin' Down Main is Peoples Bank & Trust.

Logo promoting Peoples Bank and Trust