The Darien Fire Department has challenged the Rowayton Fire Department, last year's first prize winner in the Rowayton Historical Society's 8th annual Chili Cook Off, for the chance to wear the crown. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. in Rowayton's Pinkney Park.

The cook off is a fund-raiser for the Rowayton Historical Society which is raising funds to create a new maritime museum focusing on Long Island Sound.

There will be live bluegrass, cold beer, cornbread and, of course, plenty of chili.

Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 12-17, and free for children under 12.

For more information, email info@rowaytonhistoricalsociety.org.