The Akron Firefighters Chili Challenge will return Jan. 18 to Lock 3 in downtown Akron. It will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For the yearly event, Akron firefighters challenge representatives of other city departments and local businesses and organizations to see who can create the best pot of chili. Members of the public pay for samples and get to cast their votes; a judge’s panel also picks a top chili.
Cost is $10 for six samples, soft drinks and water $2. Proceeds go to the Akron Children’s Hospital burn center.