Chili walk in Buchanan next week


Set for next Thursday, April 11 is a chili walk in Buchanan.

The Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce says local businesses and organizations will square off to see who has the best chili in town. The public is encouraged to participate in the sampling, and each attendee can vote for their favorite chili and team with the most spirit.

It will be $5 to participate, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Tin Shop Theater in Buchanan.

The chili walk will be downtown from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. with Lehman’s Farmhouse being the start and endpoint, and there will be three award categories — Judges’ Choice, People’s Choice, and Spirit award.

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.

Teams of chili makers are signing up now, and you can find out more by calling the Buchanan Area Chamber.

If you have any questions about the contest, please get in touch with the Buchanan Area Chamber’s Chili Walk Chairman, Kyle Zelmer, at or by calling/texting 574-302-7111.