HAMPTON-- The Five-Alarm Festival returns to Carousel Park on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The event takes place from noon until 4 p.m. and will include food vendors, fire safety demonstrations, children's activities, various exhibits.

Teams will put their secret chili recipes to the test with a public cook-off lasting until 2:30 p.m.

Festival attendees can purchase tickets to sample the chili.

Throughout the day, vendors will be distributing valuable fire and life safety information.

Proceeds from chili and food sales will be used for fire prevention and public education.

The Five-Alarm Festival & Chili Cook-Off is free and open to the public. Free parking is accessible throughout downtown Hampton.

For more information on the Five-Alarm Festival & Chili Cook-Off call 757/727-1212 or email

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