HAMPTON, Va. (WVEC) -- The Five-Alarm Festival returns to Hampton complete with a chili cook-off!

The event takes place on Saturday, October 7 at Syms Middle School from noon to 4 p.m.

Kicking off National Fire Prevention Week, the free Five-Alarm Festival will have fire safety demonstrations, children's activities, exhibitors, a K-9 accelerant demonstration and of course chili!

This year's theme is 'Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!'

Chili teams will put their secret recipes to the test beginning at noon, and ends when the chili runs out. Prizes will be awarded based on the decision of the judges.

Festival attendees can purchase a $5 ticket that will entitle them to sample all of the chili.

Parking for the event is free.

For more information call (757)727-1212.