Regional event with hot sauces, chile peppers, contests and more. Email: The popular hot sauce/spicy foods show for the Cincinnati, OH area. FREE PARKING…NO Pets…NO Coolers Well if you’re anything like us and stuffing your face delicious tacos, sounds like fun, then this is the contest for you. Phone: (919) 603-1164. Besides great food and entertainment, Pepper Fest also has events specifically for kids. 300 Williamsboro Street – P.O. Last year a competitive eater tried to eat a burger laced with ghost peppers--which are rated at 1 million Scoville units--and wound up with a hole in his esophagus and a collapsed lung., 26th Oxnard Salsa Festival A 34-year-old man sought relief from painful "thunderclap" headaches in the emergency room after eating the world's hottest chili pepper, known as the "Carolina Reaper.". Q. I grow hot peppers, ferment them, and make hot sauce. SpindleTap Brewery Food and beverages are available for purchase. These people of questionable sanity have been known to participate in eating contests around the world that challenge both their will power, and their stomach lining. Hot Sauce, Craft Beers, Spicy Foods & Wrestling. Brooklyn, NY 11222 Wagon rides to the Meadowview Farm are provided to see the Chile Pepper Fields. John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons Train. Sept 11-12, 2020 Also features Heartbreaking Dawns’ Ghost Pepper Brownie Brawl Buster and other great contests. is a one stop shop for anybody considering attempting a local food challenge or entering the world of competitive eating. Plaza Park is between Fifth and “B” Streets, in historic downtown Oxnard. Contact Info: Gilroy Garlic Festival - Always the last full weekend in July! Competitors have 20 seconds to eat as many chilies as they can. I used to eat Tums like crazy and take heartburn medication. ©2021 Group Nine Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. The first 20 applicants present, meeting all requirements at time of contest, will be competing in the contest. Coca Cola Field Saturday, September 5, 2020 – 12pm–9pm There will be amateur salsa and chili judging as well as People’s Choice Award for the best hot sauce. $5.00 Admission Per-Person – 15 & under are FREE Announcement of the Festival’s best chile pepper dish winners and crowning of the year’s Chile Pepper Champion will culminate the festivities. Email: Large festival in eastern Pennsylvania featuring eating contests and more. It took me a little while to get used to the capsaicin burn, but now I’m a beast! The Amusement Rides and Games run all weekend. Sunday is Pepper Fest Family Fun Day. Peppers are in their prime in mid-September and there are an amazing number of sweet and hot varieties available from EFM vendors. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Gates close at 6 p.m.) Christmas Hill Park; Gilroy, CA. .Website: for details. 37 Plains Road If you’re an adult planning a pepper challenge, proceed with extreme caution. 551 W. Cordova Road #723, 2018 NJ Taco Festival Yes, we are experts in hot peppers and crafting our own artisan sauces. Turns out that eating the world’s hottest pepper ― or any ultra-hot pepper, for that matter ― can occasionally lead to health problems like shortness of breath, vomiting, seizures and, in a few extreme cases in children, death. Email: I couldn’t go without it. Toyota Park June 29-30, 2019 10am-6pm Website: August 21-23, 2020 Tina Cabrales: 575-267-1095 Irving, TX 75039 32th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show 10622 Hirsch Road She has dedicated her life to helping others and now is calling on us to help her #EndALS. Find. 2. He says Pepper X clocks in at 3.18 million Scoville units, which would be positively excruciating to try to eat. Join the inaugural Columbus Fiery Foods Festival. Taylor Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008 (at the Ballfield behind Bay Village) Sunday April 5, 2020 – 11am til 4pm William Delong Park Sunday, March 1 February 28, 2020 to March 1, 2020 hosted by Sandia Resort and Casino, I-25 and Tramway NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information on booth reservations for Zestfest 2019 or entries into the Fiery Food Challenge, please contact Gregory Bagarozy at 845-661-3616 or Phone: (509) 546-1304 stage seating is just $5. You might want to read this with a glass of milk at the ready. Email: 11am-7pm, trade and general public Hot Luck on Friday 7pm-??? If you get to choose your sauce(s), pick multiple different flavors – For many quantity wing challenges, you don’t get an option to pick which sauce(s) you want on all of your wings. Johnny Scoville's Tip Jar: Thank you so much for your support! Pinellas Park, FL 33780 Peppers are in their prime in mid-September and there are an amazing number of sweet and hot varieties available from EFM vendors. 5440 Dixie Highway September 15, 2018 – Centre Square, Easton, PA If everyone can handle a naga, go for it. Main Stage located at: On Saturday, join us for the Pepper Fest Grand Parade at 11:00am and enjoy the Spaghetti and Hot Pepper Eating Contests. There is usually already a pre-selected sauce that you must eat, depending on what type of restaurant that is hosting the challenge. Website:, Easton’s 8th Annual Chile Pepper Festival FREE Live Music 5010 81st Avenue North Admission is FREE! Festival & BBQ is back for another 2‑day event! The annual 10 Deadly Peppers Hot Pepper Eating Contest is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Easton’s Centre Square. Charity Auction to be held on the 30th for Step it Up for Charity. October 24th, 2020 10am-6pm Website:, Sept 5-6, 2020 – Hatch, NM Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival FREE Interactive Activities for the Entire Family. Annual spicy food show hosted by Spicy Food Productions featuring cooking demos, live music and more. 4pm-8pm, trade and general public Augusta, NJ 07822 9401 Knight Road Sinking Spring, PA 19068 You may end up like the people in these videos. Miguel Silva: 575-993-9393 Address of event: 2020 Hot Pepper Festival The idea was first developed in 2010, and started out as just a dream. Now I’m heartburn-free. Saturday September 14, 2019 – 10am til 5pm Contact: Steve Seabury –, Berks Pepper Jam 400 7th Street N, If you’re in the need of MASH, reach out and Partner with us! The Reading Chilli Festival chilli eating competition is back! I also eat a couple of Thai chiles a day. Start the morning with the 1 Mile Family Fun Walk/Run where the finish line brings you right to the Pancake Breakfast and Craft Sale. Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce “Somewhere in Central Indiana” Friday September 27th through Sunday September 29th. Regional hot sauce festival occurring in downtown historic Oxford, NC, taking place on Main St., College St. and Hillsboro St. Come sample and purchase hot sauces, barbecue sauces, beers, wines and special foods all made in North Carolina. Then participate in the chile pepper eating contest. Michelle No is a production assistant for Thrillist. Event admission and parking are free. Website:, Pasco Fiery Foods Festival Austin, Texas 78702 1. Saturday Sept 21 10am-midnight Pepper Fest Park 10 Strategy Tips For Winning A Wing Eating Challenge. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 – 12pm–7pm Think you can eat the most chile peppers? Enter the Pepper Eating Contest, Hot Hula Hoop Contest or the Hot Sauce or Salsa Competitions! 94 Park Avenue Contact Jim Campbell for details with “Open Fields 2019” in the subject line at You can add custom widgets from the widgets screen in the admin. 9am-11am, trade only In the second episode, we go to South Carolina for a chili-pepper eating contest, featuring the Carolina Reaper, an off-the-charts hot pepper bred by a farmer named Ed Currie. Phone: 805-535-4060, Portland Hot Sauce Expo September 21-22, 2019 Friday, January 24, 2020 10:00-1:00 TRADE ONLY 19th Annual I Like it Hot! By presenting some of the best local restaurateurs and chefs in Phoenix, our goal is to highlight the most delicious chile pepper cuisine our city has to offer. Hudson, WI 54016 The challenge, created by the Haberstroh family in honor of their mom Patty, is sweeping the globe. You may want to take a shot at the chile salsa eating contest too! North Hudson Pepper Festival Clifton Chilli Club Chilli-Eating Contest, Peperoncino Festival chilli-eating marathon. 4. 300 W. Oak Street OMSI Bridge Lot Friday, January 24, 2020 1:00-6:00 salsas; an eclectic vendor marketplace; authentic international foods; kids zone The festival offers plenty of opportunities to taste, sample and purchase all kinds of chile peppers. Sept 20-22, 2019 Open Campfire at night to warm your footsies. What else could you ask for? 2020 Apr 11: Hot Wing Eating Contest: Abe's BBQ Smokehouse: Columbia, TN: 2020 Mar 12: Wing Eating Contest: The Hill: Knoxville, TN: 2020 Feb 29: Hot Chicen Eating Contest: The Backline tailgate: Nashville, TN: 2020 Feb 22: Hot Pepper Eating Contest: The Basement East: Nashville, TN: 2020 Jan 25: Hot Wing Eating Contest: Ober Gatlinburg: Gatlinburg, TN: 2020 Jan 12 160 South High Street Email: Although anybody is free to compete, the queue was a dozen people short in 2013. website: 3. Peppers must be eaten down to within 1/8 inch of the cap to be counted. Fairfield, OH 45014 233 Bowers Rd 25th Annual Chile Pepper Food Festival Festival Each contestant will receive a bowl of fresh peppers and will have a specified amount of . Website: Phone: 727-423-8433 September 2020 Chile Pepper Day (Hot Pepper Eating Contest – cancelled) Saturday, September 19th. January 11th, 2020 11am-6pm The Amusement Rides and Games run all weekend. There will be live music, kid activities, and it is at the bay and 2 blocks from the beach. Houston, Texas 77016. Chile Pepper Day – Hot Pepper Eating Contest. 6340 126th Ave No. A gathering of craft beer and spice enthusiasts. May 30, 2020 Box 506 Email: OR From pepper-eating contests and extreme menu items that require liability waivers to videos on social media of people eating the Carolina Reaper, Bhut jolokia (ghost pepper), and Samyang "fire noodles" — it’s not hard to find people rising to a spicy challenge that often ends in pain and tears. Phone: (408) 842-1625. ZestFest 2020 Downtown Pasco, 4th Avenue and Lewis Street Marketing Director hottest Salsa and Latin Jazz bands; the Salsa Tasting Tent, featuring over 50 different 13th Annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Festival 7000 Harlem Ave Oxford, North Carolina 27565 Website: CLICK HERE+, 11th Annual Pinella’s Pepper Fest SEPTEMBER 22 – 29, 2019 Friday Sept 20 3pm-midnight See Who's Going to Palestine Hot Pepper Festival 2021 in Palestine, TX! Santa Fe, NM 87505. Palestine, Texas 75801 ... It’s HOT-HOT-HOT! The large spicy foods festival which boasts over 30,000 annual visitors from all over the United States every Labor Day Weekend (Saturday & Sunday only) October 5, 2019 – October 6, 2019 A celebration of the all mighty taco. Saturday January 25,2020 6:00- 8:00 Dinner at ZestFest Experience for all! 1., NYC Hot Sauce Expo 2020 Please come and see what you were missing! OUR PEPPER MASH HEATS UP THE FOOD INDUSTRY. Phone: 513-674-6055 Educating your mind and tastebuds, one spicy bite at a time! Conquer. Palestine, Texas, turns up the heat with the Hot Pepper Festival, a popular culinary celebration that takes place in the city’s historic downtown area. The popular hot sauce/spicy foods show for the Cincinnati, OH area. October 2020 (dates not updated) Join to read more “Everything's Hotter in Texas”, and with 200 vendors, free admission, a Hot Pepper Eating Contest, live music, 16+ free interactive activities and more, the Hot Pepper Festival is no exception! You’re going to have problems building up heat by eating peppers straight anyhow. Due to the Covid 19 virus the 25th Chile Pepper Festival is cancelled 1st $150.00, 2nd $100.00, 3rd $50.00 Jalapeño Eating Contest Follow her on Twitter at @michelle_no and on Instagram at @michellenope. Texas Hot Sauce Festival Website: CLICK ME For Details contact Carol Bourge at (281) 558 – 3518 or There will be taco eating contest, amateur salsa and guacamole contests, Chihuahua Costume Contest, and even Lucha Wrestling. While we don’t recommended taking the Carolina Reaper Challenge with a fresh Carolina Reaper Pepper (Official World’s Hottest Pepper), but if you do, record it and upload it to the internet so we can laugh at your expense. Only invite pepper lovers. 79 Franklin St. FREE Parking & Admission Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get your fix of the best in food/drink/fun. This is the biggest wing event in the world, and filled with a lot of events throughout the weekend. North Hudson Pepper Festival August 21-23, 2020 Pepper Fest Park 400 7th Street N, Hudson, WI 54016 Pepper Fest is a family-friendly event! Phoenix Chile Pepper Festival This annual event is everything “salsa” – the food, the music and the dance. Sept 29, 2018 5pm-11pm – LOCATION: Roosevelt Row Arts District Phoenix, AZ 85004 A. Competitors have 20 seconds to eat as many of these chilies as they can, chewing each at least three times to ensure the capsaicin -- the part of the chili that causes the spicy sensation -- is actually released. Columbus Fiery Foods Festival Live Presentation of the Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Ceremony & the Screaming Mi Mi Awards Patty Haberstroh, who was diagnosed with ALS at the end of 2017, was a social worker for over a decade, and is a mother of four and grandmother of five. Sunday, January 26, 2020 10:00-5:00 The prize is $600, so unless you’re a serial chilihead, the trek abroad (and loss of intestinal functions) might not be worth it. Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market Held at the England Brothers Band Shell Park May 30, 2020 11am-7pm at Beach Haven, NJ There is no hot pepper eating contest this year, but Chile Pepper Day at EFM is still HOT-HOT-HOT! Event in Alberta, Canada by Hot As Hell Peppers & Produce on Saturday, October 12 2019 Contact:, 2nd Annual Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo The “Hottest Little Festival in Texas” has something for everyone throughout the streets of Historic Downtown Palestine! Sunday 22 Noon – 5 pm Connect. Entrants will have 6 mins to scarf down 6 tacos as fast as humanly possible There will be no partial credit for a half-eaten taco, plus that would just be SO WRONG! You will not want to miss the food-trucks, selected crafted brews, unique sounds from Love Tribe and Carolina Soul bands, witness the pepper eating contest, classic car show and cheer for you favorite sauce to win a 2020 metal naming best sauces. Fiesta Gardens Saturday, February 29 is where people bring a spicy dish to the event to share with each other. 2020 Mar 30: Hot Dog Eating Contest: Fatpour Tapworks: Chicago, IL: $250 ($250) 2020 Mar 22: Hot Dog Eating Contest: Lola's Coney Islant: Chicago, IL: 2020 Mar 13: Shepherd's Pie Eating Contest: The Irish Oak: Chicago, IL: $100 : 2020 Mar 9: Meatball Eating Contest: Bar Roma: Chicago, IL: 2020 Feb 25: Cactus Bar & Grill's 10th Annual Fat Tuesday Charity Crawfish Eating Contest April 10-12, 2020 at the Thomas Family Winery in Madison, Indiana. At 11:00am is the kids Mini Medallion FAB Quest (kids 12 and under) and the Tractor Pull at 11:30am. But, we also share the intense Heat, Spice and Quality of our Organic MASH throughout the Food Industry. Family Fun, Entertaining, Educational & Mouth Watering. Contact: Pepper Fest is a family-friendly event! 1945 SE Water Ave Anyone who appreciates the hotter things in life is invited to indulge in Downtown Pasco’s Fiery Foods Festival – a combination of bold flavors, exciting cultures and an explosive celebration of music, fun and food. FREE PARKING! We will have HOT and fiery foods and sauces to sample and purchase along with a large variety of HOT pepper plants, lots of HOT BBQ too. Onsite chile roasting, cooking demos, live music, salsa dancing, activities for kids, a talent show hosted by Lawn Gnome Publishing, a Beer Garden presented by Deschutes Brewery AND a gourmet margarita station by 3 Amigos Tequila will all be on the menu! 11am-6pm, trade and general public Buffalo, NY 14203. FREE Parking – Special Section for Handicap Parking 11am-4pm, trade only The pepper eating contest winner… receives $1000 and the NC Sauce entry winner wins $400 and bragging rights as the sauce division winner. attractions, a salsa recipe contest and more. City of Oxford Sarah K. Wolf Popular regional festival, featuring vendors, contests, music and more., 26th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta Saturday April 18, 2020 10am-7pm If you know of any industry, Hops n Hot Sauce Festival Website:, 2019 National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival August 8-9, 2020 Friday, February 28 Downtown Development Director Smokin' Ed Currie, founder of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company, cultivates heat in … The Annual I Like it Hot! Come out & Join the fun! On Saturday from noon-6pm they have a marketplace with vendors and cooking demos. Columbus, Ohio 43215 This is an example widget to show how the Left Sidebar looks by default. The Chile Pepper Festival is a local food, music & talent event hosted by Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC). FACEBOOK: CLICK ME This is the Chileheads version of Woodstock. Jason Robey, co-owner of the company that bottles Foster’s hot sauce, was one of four judges asked to witness the event. Saturday April 4, 2020 – 10am til 5pm Admission is $10 in Advance, $15 at the door Contact Info: Brooklyn Expo Center For more information, call Emily DeWitt-Cisneros at 505-873-8680. The Austin Chronicle Largo, FL Listed below is a schedule of most of the major national and regional fiery foods trade shows, conventions, hot sauce events and chile pepper festivals in North America. But the hot pepper's powerful punch may help knock out cancer. This location is going year to year because of the impending freeway that will be eventually build through the fields. Come sample and purchase barbecue and hot sauces, and locally crafted products. Sunday is the newest annual event, the Chileheads Sunday Brunch featuring spicy foods prepared by the flamboyant Hoboken Eddie! Need more information? Email: time (TBD) to eat as many peppers as possible. If you like eating ultra-spicy food on the reg, there's a special name for you: "pyro-gourmaniac." More information will be forthcoming including website. Palestine Main Street Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (646) 957-3484 500 W Las Colinas Blvd. September 8, 2018, 10am-8pm July 25-26, 2020 (11am-7pm) – Plaza Park, Oxnard, CA Phone: 609-492-1240 One man swallowed five chilies before collapsing, while the winner made it to 14. "Pyro" indicates "fire," and "gourmaniac" means "person who loves to inflict pain on himself, via food," more or less. It was 98 degrees at the Umatilla County Fair on Thursday afternoon, but things were about to get a lot hotter for the contestants at the jalapeño eating contest. Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Plus live music and other fun. Phone: 512.454.5766 The 3-day Festival averages 140,000 every year. Bowers PA 19511 If custom widgets are added then this will be replaced by those widgets. Contact: Mary Yount Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00-6:00 Have *NO* pepper hotter than anyone can handle. Besides great food and entertainment, Pepper Fest also has events specifically for kids. For more information contact winery owner Steve Thomas at 1-812-273-3755 or for their website: Regina Lotito, Spice It Up April 18-19, 2020 CONTACT: Mike Gallicchio at The event will benefit the children’s charity CD102.5 for the Kids and showcase the fiery side of life with restaurants, hot sauce and salsa vendors, and exhibitors from around the country. The popular hot sauce/spicy foods show for the Houston, TX area, and one of the biggest spicy events in the country. They have completely cured my heartburn! Popular in Central America for thousands of years, peppers are now a favorite of many local chefs and home cooks. Sunday Sept 22 10am-6pm Sept 8th, 2018, 4pm – 10:00 pm Website:, The 21st Annual Indiana Hot Luck & Fiery Foods Marketplace August 17-18, 2019 Sept 12, 2020, 11am-6pm Learn. Camp out for days, and share spicy food and drink with others of your ilk. Future Queens, Princesses and Pepper Kings will enjoy the Queen Coronation on Sunday at 3:00pm. This was my first ever hot pepper eating contest!! Main 2019 Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire Houston, Texas 77045 Event highlights include Main Stage entertainment with the region’s Phone: (505) 438-8060 Sussex County Fairgrounds NO EXCEPTIONS. Phone: (719) 542-1704 2. The event is part of Chile Pepper Day, which will … contact for or 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. Labor Day Weekend Sunday April 19, 2020 10am-6pm Website:, 2019 Open Fields Spicy food, contests, and lots of entertainment. Hosting an amateur salsa competition and Intensity Academy’s Lick-a-Thon Lollipop licking contest. 9am-11am, trade only Children 12 and under FREE Ghost pepper-eating contest leaves man with a hole in his esophagus The patient was tested for various neurological conditions, but the results came back negative. Contact Info: Bridgeview, IL 60455 If the website changes it should take you to the new one. Minnreg Hall Facebook: CLICK ME, 6th Annual Hop Sauce Fest 28th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival In this Southwest England town, adrenaline junkies compete at the Clifton Chilli Club Chilli-Eating Contest, a 17-round challenge that features ghost peppers … Portland, OR 97214 275 Washington St Facebook: CLICK ME Eating extremely hot peppers can be risky. 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