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    August 11, 2016

    Contact: Ryan Downey, 757/728-5328

    Frances Ostroth, 757/727-1212

    Corey Johnson, 757/325-4549

    Five-Alarm Festival & Chili Cook-Off Returns to

    Downtown Hamptons Carousel Park October 8

    Hampton, VA- This October, toss on a sweater for a chili day in downtown Hampton!

    On Saturday, October 8, the Five-Alarm Festival returns to Carousel Park (602 Settlers

    Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669) complete with a chili cook-off, fire safety

    demonstrations, childrens activities, exhibitors, and more. The event, taking place noon

    4:00 p.m., will kick-off National Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15, 2016). The

    theme of this years NFPW is Dont wait! Check the Date!: Replace Smoke Alarms

    Every Ten Years.


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    Teams will put their secret chili recipes to the test beginning at noon with a public cook-

    off lasting until the chili runs out. Festival attendees can purchase a $5.00 ticket that will

    entitle them to sample ALL of the chili recipes. Prizes will be awarded based on the

    decisions of the judges.

    Throughout the day, valuable safety information and free resources will be available to

    citizens of all ages. Children will want to have their face painted and enjoy safety

    activities at the festivals fire education tent. A balloon artist will also be on site making

    his creations. Other activities for this years festival include a K-9 accelerant

    demonstration and other fire department presentations.

    In addition to chili, Hampton Fire & Rescue will be on site selling hot dogs, hamburgers,

    chips, and soda. Proceeds from chili and food sales will be used for fire prevention and

    public education.

    Five-Alarm Festival & Chili Cook-Off

    October 8, 2016

    Noon 4:00 p.m.

    Carousel Park (adjacent to the Virginia Air & Space Center)

    602 Settlers Landing Road

    Hampton, VA 23669

    $5.00 to sample ALL of the chili recipes and vote for the Peoples Choice Award,

    The Golden Pot of Chili (10-12 chili samples, approximately 3 ounce cup per


    *Chili tasting 12:00 Noon 2:00 p.m. Chili available until it runs out.


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    Tickets (.50 each)

    Hot Dog 2 tickets

    Hamburgers 3 tickets

    Chips 1 ticket

    Soda 2 tickets

    For more information on the Five-Alarm Festival & Chili Cook-Off, dial 757/727-1212.

    Free parking is easily accessible throughout downtown Hampton. The Five-Alarm

    Festival & Chili Cook-Off is free and open to the public.

    Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with

    the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center and the award-winning Hampton

    Coliseum, is located in the center of Coastal Virginia and the Hampton Roads

    metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking

    settlement, the site of the first arrival of Africans in English North America, and is home

    to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center, Fort Monroe National

    Monument, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University

    Museum, The American Theatre, among others.



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