The Big Chili Contest is back

Photo by David Welch

The 29th annual Martha’s Vineyard Big Chili Contest, hosted by MVY Radio, will heat up the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs this Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm to raise money for the Red Stocking Fund, which provides food, clothing, and toys to Island children during the holiday season. Big Chili Contest tickets are available at Shirley’s True Value in Vineyard Haven and at Trader Fred’s in Edgartown for $35 each. The event is 21-plus. Free bus transportation is provided from the Steamship Authority in Vineyard Haven to the Chili Contest, and will return you there at the end of the event. For more information, visit