Published: Apr 01, 2014 6:15 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 01, 2014 7:28 AM EDT

ESTERO, Fla. - Estero Fire Rescue will host its 11th annual Chili and Rib Cook off at Miromar Outlets on Saturday, April 5th, beginning at 11:00 am.

Representatives from local fire departments and businesses will serve up their best chili and ribs recipes. Teams will be competing for cash and prizes in five categories: Best Overall Chili, Best Overall Ribs, People’s Choice Award Chili, People’s Choice Award Ribs and Best Booth Display. Proceeds from the sale of the chili and ribs will benefit local charities.

If you have a recipe you'd like to share, you have until April 1st at 5:00 pm to register your team.

For more information on this event or to sign up your team to compete, contact Susan Lindenmuth, Public Relations Manager for Estero Fire Rescue at (239) 390-8000.

Estero Fire Rescue will also have a fire truck demonstration for the kids and will on site promoting their upcoming fundraiser, the Fight for Air stairclimb, which raises awareness for lung disease.