Five-Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-Off

Five Alarm Festival 2019Family, Food & Fun for Everyone!

Hampton's own Five-Alarm Festival and Chili Cook-off is hosted annually by Hampton Fire & Rescue on the first or second Saturday of October. Check the calendar for dates and times.

This family-friendly festival features firefighting equipment, fire safety information, and for the children: a bounce house, an obstacle course, face painting, a balloon artist and more. 

Come meet Pyper, Hampton’s accelerant-detecting dog. The festival and refreshments are free!

One major goal of the festival is to bring awareness to the dangers of fire and to promote fire safety through educational and preventive activities. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home injuries, followed by heating fires.

Want to compete in the chili cook-off? Download the entry form.

Each year Hampton Fire and Rescue offers free home safety surveys and does a door-to-door campaign targeting residential areas where fires have occurred more frequently. The division also has a free smoke detector program

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Festival features

  • Learn valuable fire safety information.
  • Meet our accelerant detection dog, Pyper.
  • Enjoy a bounce house and slides.
  • DJ-spun music.
  • Balloon artist. 
  • Face painting.
  • Hampton Sheriff Child Identification Program.
  • Check out a fire engine or ambulance and talk to the crew.
  • Food, drinks and more will be available.
  • Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Corey Johnson at 757-325-4945 or by email or Fran Thompson at 757-727-1212 or by email. For more information on the Chili Cook-Off, contact Susan Knopfle at 757-727-1210 or by email .

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