PARRISH -- The 30th annual Parrish Heritage Day Parade Festival and Chili Cook Off enjoyed perfectly balmy Florida weather in the 70s Saturday, which helped generate a crowd.
The parade started at the Parrish Fire Station and ended at the Railroad Museum.
A record 31 teams competed for best chili and with the price of admission bringing a free sample from each teams.
Entertainment included rock climbing, bungee jumping, pony rides, Parrish Fire Departments challenge course, Parrish Y Branch obstacle course, and rides on the museum train.
Of the 31 vendors, 14 sold food and drinks.
Parrish Pioneering allows participants to experience life in early Parrish with quilting, spinning wheel, oldtime music, cracker cattle, a bullwhip exhibition and whip-cracking contest.
Proceeds go to the Parrish Foundations Grant Fund, which has awarded more than $110,000 in grants the past four years to not-for-profit corporations serving the community.