SARASOTA -Morton’s Firehouse Chili Cook-Off was underway Sunday.

The tradition celebrated its 20th anniversary, as firehouses from around the Suncoast participated in a friendly competition for chili bragging rights. Visitors enjoyed local bands and festivities all while donating to the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund.

“This is one of our biggest, if not the biggest fundraiser we have to help support members of our community as well as fellow firefighters in times of need. We all bond together and make our pride and joy, our chili," says participant Cheryl Douma.

The competition lasted from 2-5. Firehouses from Sarasota County, Englewood, North Port, Port Charlotte, Manatee County and Boca Grande, as well as members of Sarasota Police were all present.