More than 25 professional and amateur chili makers head for Oak Bluffs this Saturday, March 25, to vie for the title of best chili in the annual Big Chili contest hosted by WMVY radio to benefit the Red Stocking Fund. The action and eating take place at the Portuguese-American Club, 137 Vineyard avenue, Oak Bluffs.

There are awards, trophies, a mariachi band, and lots of fire breathing — the chili can be hot, hot, hot.

Ticket are $35 for this 21+ event that runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact 508-693-5000 or