Upcoming Event – Buchanan’s 15th Annual Chili Walk

Buchanan’s 15th Annual Chili Walk Sponsored by the Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce In Partnership with Redbud Roots

Buchanan, MI ~ March 03, 2023
Chili Walk Cook Off 2023 flyer

The Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Redbud
Roots, is again gearing up for the best chili walk in the area. Buchanan may be a small town, but we do it big when it comes to serving chili!

On Thursday, April 13, 2023, local businesses and organizations will standoff to see who has the best chili in Buchanan. The public is encouraged to participate in the sampling, and each attendee may vote for their favorite chili and contestant with the most spirit.

There will be a FIVE DOLLAR; $5.00 charge for each participant/spoon. A portion of the money will go to a local non-profit organization, Buchanan Tree Friends.

This year’s Chili Walk will be held downtown in a progressive fashion, with Lehman’s Farmhouse being the start and endpoint. The event will occur Thursday, April 13’*, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Spoon sales will begin at 4:30 pm, and the awards presentation will start at 7:30 pm, both at Lehman’s Farmhouse. The deadline for contestants to register is 3/31/2023. Contestants can register online at BuchananAreaChamber.com/Events

There will be three award categories – Judges’ Choice, People’s Choice, and Spirit award.
Contestants and visitors are encouraged to participate with spirit. This year’s theme is nature to collaborate with Buchanan Tree Friends.

Each contestant will be matched up with a local business to showcase their chili and place of business. Visitors will go from spot to spot to sample and mingle. Downtown Buchananbusinesses are invited to share their spaces and allow the community to get to know them better. Many businesses will offer promotional items and sales for visitors of the chili walk.

New features this year will entail teaming up with Buchanan businesses, Kombi Keg SW Michigan, and Redbud Roots. Kombi Keg SW Michigan will offer a few tasty flavors of
lemonade for sale, and Red Bud Roots will sponsor our Chill Zone with music provided by DPM Events. Look for their festive vans located at the intersection of Main and Front St. and chill while enjoying music, cornhole, and conversation.

If you’re up to the test of taking on the town, join us for the 2023 Buchanan Chili Walk. Teams are Signing up now. If you have any questions about the contest, please get in touch with the Buchanan Area Chamber’s Chili Walk Chairman, Kyle Zelmer, at kzelmer@moveyourhorizon.com or by calling/texting 269-262-1845.

We look forward to seeing everyone fill up our downtown streets on April 13!

Event Details:
  • Who: Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce & Redbud Roots
  • What: 15th Annual Chili Walk
  • When: Thursday, April 13, 2023 ~ 5-7pm
  • Where: Throughout Downtown Buchanan
    • Walk begins and ends at Lehman’s Farmhouse (204 N Red Bud Trail)
    • Check the latest details on the Event Page HERE.
Chili Walk Cook Off 2023 flyer

About Buchanan Tree Friends: The Buchanan Tree Friends, working in concert with the city of Buchanan and its residents shall strive to improve the beauty of our city’s streets by maintaining and planting trees which will provide shade, environmental and health benefits to all inhabitants of Buchanan.

Buchanan Tree Friends Facebook Page

About Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce: Since 1960, the Chamber has promoted a spirit of community in order to enhance the growth, prosperity, and quality of life in the Buchanan area. Life truly is better here!


About Redbud Roots: Founded in 2017, Redbud Roots is Michigan’s premiere craft cannabis cultivator, producer, and supplier. Offering over 30 products covering the entire spectrum of the cannabis field, Redbud Roots is your source for both medical and adult-use cannabis products. area. Life truly is better here!


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