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Patricia Arcic picks out her chili.

Firefighters return for annual chili cook-off

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Patricia Arcic picks out her chili.

Andrew Waltrip and Justin Maslonka did up the penguin suits and snow machine for Station 12.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Andrew Waltrip and Justin Maslonka did up the penguin suits and snow machine for Station 12.

The event started with a presentation that made its way to the concert stage.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

The event started with a presentation that made its way to the concert stage.

The event started with a presentation that made its way to the concert stage.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

The event started with a presentation that made its way to the concert stage.

Zach Ayers, Matt Jones, David Brooks, Ben Hostetler, Kyle Kosianowski and Peter Broll with Station 1 dress up for the day.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Zach Ayers, Matt Jones, David Brooks, Ben Hostetler, Kyle Kosianowski and Peter Broll with Station 1 dress up for the day.

Abby and Adyn Pickett are cheered on by the crowd,

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Abby and Adyn Pickett are cheered on by the crowd,

Dillon Wade with Station 26 raises his helmet in support.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Dillon Wade with Station 26 raises his helmet in support.

Brynne Eastman and Adam Collins

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Brynne Eastman and Adam Collins

James and Dominic Mattera raise their helmets in support.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

James and Dominic Mattera raise their helmets in support.

The event started with a presentation that made its way to the concert stage.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

The event started with a presentation that made its way to the concert stage.

Mike and Maeva Skinner

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Mike and Maeva Skinner

Scott Bertrand cheers on Adyn Pickett.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Scott Bertrand cheers on Adyn Pickett.

Lyla and Gabrielle Fischer with Vader

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Lyla and Gabrielle Fischer with Vader

Erica Pickett fights back tears as her children are cheered on.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Erica Pickett fights back tears as her children are cheered on.

Festivalgoers voted on best chili.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Festivalgoers voted on best chili.

Skip Fletcher, Jim Laurie and Blake Lingmann with Station 39 prepare chili together.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Skip Fletcher, Jim Laurie and Blake Lingmann with Station 39 prepare chili together.

Maryann Grgic with Rudy

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Maryann Grgic with Rudy

Charlie Tach prepares some chili.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Charlie Tach prepares some chili.

Pablo Leon, Randy Blood and Nicholas Gilliam with Station 8 work hard on their recipe.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Pablo Leon, Randy Blood and Nicholas Gilliam with Station 8 work hard on their recipe.

The Longboat Key team serve up a new batch.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

The Longboat Key team serve up a new batch.

Ronnie Lamb and Dylan Ward with Station 86 work together on their chili.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Ronnie Lamb and Dylan Ward with Station 86 work together on their chili.

Kyle Kosianowski proudly waves the flag.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Kyle Kosianowski proudly waves the flag.

Brandon Stockfish says hey to Sabrina and Bristol Zadou

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Brandon Stockfish says hey to Sabrina and Bristol Zadou

Wyatt Jones, Brandon Stockfish, Trevor Pedra and Grayson Piedra wave hello.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Wyatt Jones, Brandon Stockfish, Trevor Pedra and Grayson Piedra wave hello.

The Bootlegger band rocks out.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

The Bootlegger band rocks out.

Several fire teams pitch in for the competition each year.

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 |

Several fire teams pitch in for the competition each year.

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