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Fishing Tournament and Firehouse Chili Cook-off in Boynton Beach

Even if you're not an angler, you can show your support and be there when they return with their catch. In the meantime, you can taste some original chili recipes at the Boynton Beach Firefighters Benevolent Association's annual Fishing Tournament and Firehouse Chili Cook-off.

When: Saturday, April 22, noon-6 p.m.
Where: Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park, 2010 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach.
Free entry: To donate, click here.

More information and details can be found on this website and on Facebook.

The “905” on the 2023 shirt for sale represents the badge number of fallen Boynton Beach Police Officer Dennis Castro. This year’s tournament is dedicated to the officer, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Castro family.

2023 Shirt design by marine artist Dennis Friel

There will be:

  • music
  • chili tasting
  • fresh made BBQ
  • axe throwing
  • a fire hose for kids to use with a firefighter
  • a variety of vendors

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Approximately 40 boats are registered in the tournament and will compete to win more than $10,000 in cash prizes in the following categories: Kingfish, Dolphin Wahoo (KDW), Mystery Fish, Lady Angler and Jr. Angler. In addition, ten neighboring Fire Departments, including Greenacres Fire Rescue, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Boca Raton Fire Rescue will compete against BBFRD for the title of Best Chili. 

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