Burnin' Down Main

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 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 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. We invite local non-profit groups to sell water and soft drinks.

Free pumpkins will be given to the first 100 kids with paint available for decorating on site. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Other activities include:

Free Face Painting | Pending
Live Music | Pending

Wear your wristband into Noffy's for Craft Beer specials and $1 of each beer sold will be donated to the Downtown Beautification Fund.

Thinking of entering the contests? Contests are open to everyone. See entry forms and rules or contact McPherson Main Street at 620.241.7430. Total prize package is over $2,600.

Volunteers are needed and can SIGN UP HERE

Date & Location

October 5, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tasting
Downtown Plaza
Main & Marlin Streets

Shuttle services will be available to and from Kansas Barn Sale in Lakeside Park

More Information


Contest Forms & Cook-Off Information

2019 Dessert Ingredient: Pecan

Thank You to Our 

Corporate Sponsors

Emprise Bank