Tis the Season, for Spicy Events that is!

A little more than a month of events starting with the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Show August 26th and going all the way through the 1st weekend of October at Jungle Jim’s International Market’s Weekend of Fire Show. If you aren’t attending at least one of these events, then you are surely missing out on some fun and spicy lickin’. So who is going to what?

My plans are presently to attend the Bowers Chile Festival on Sept 7-8, then the following week for the huge Houston Hot Sauce Show on Sept 15-16, then 3 weeks after that for the Weekend of Fire Show on Oct 6-7. There is an outside shot at going to the Open Fields event at the end of September, but my boss is being a hard ass, so I might not be able to swing that as well. It is a lot of events and it will cost a lot of money, so I need a roommate for the Weekend of Fire Show to split the hotel cost, and maybe for the Bowers Chile Festival as well. Johnny? If I know you and you can tolerate my talking, then you might be a good roommate. I have hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn Express in Fairfield (where we stay every year) for Friday-Monday. Leaving Monday morning to head home or if I can convince CaJohn to do another Open House, then to Columbus for a few hours on Columbus Day. I am very much looking forward to each and every event, and I hope I am not totally broke by the end of it.

Check out all the events for the next month plus:

22nd Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Saturday Aug 26, 2012 – Waterloo Park, Austin, TX
Popular regional festival, featuring vendors, contests, music and more.

Hatch Chile Festival
Sept 1, 2012 – Sept 2, 2012 – Hatch, NM
The large spicy foods festival which boasts over 30,000 annual visitors from all over the United States.
Website: www.hatchchilefest.com

National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival
Sept. 1, 2012 (12pm-9pm) – Sept. 2, 2012(12pm-7pm)- Coca Cola Field, 275 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203.
This is the biggest wing event in the world, and filled with a lot of events throughout the weekend. www.buffalowing.com

Chili Weekend in Westerville
Sept 1-2, 2012- 816 Green Crest Dr., Westerville, OH 43081
Buckeye Regional Championship on Saturday
Ohio State Championship on Sunday
The 28th Annual Westerville Sertoma Antique & Classic Car Show will take place on Sunday in conjunction with the Cook-Off & Fiery Foods Marketplace featuring Ohio and Regional Specialty Food Manufacturers.
Contact CaJohn Hard for details at ca****@ca*****.com

18th Annual Chile Pepper Food Festival
Sept 7, 2012 – Sept 8, 2012 – William Delong Park, 233 Bowers Rd, Bowers PA
Large festival in eastern Pennsylvania featuring eating contests and more.
Website: www.pepperfestival.com for details.

North Carolina Hot Sauce Festival
Sept 8, 2012 – Main Street, College Street and Hillsboro Street in Oxford, NC.
Regional hot sauce festival occurring in downtown historic Oxford, NC, taking place on Main St., College St. and Hillsboro St.
Website: www.nchotsaucecontest.com

2nd Annual I Like it Hot Festival & BBQ
September 8 & 9, 2012 – Minnreg Hall, Largo, FL
Regional event with hot sauces, chile peppers, contests and more.
Website: www.ilikeithotfestival.com

12th Annual Houston Hot Sauce Festival
Saturday, September 15, 2012 to Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd, Stafford, TX. For Details contact Carol Bourge at (281) 558 – 3518 or ca***@ho*************.com
Website: www.houstonhotsauce.com
The popular hot sauce/spicy foods show for the Houston, TX area, and one of the biggest spicy events in the country.

NOLA Hot Sauce and Gourmet Show
Sept 20-22, 2013 – New Orleans, LA (2012 was cancelled as Chile Pepper Magazine has taken over)
This is a new and growing fiery & gourmet food show going into it’s 3rd year for the New Orleans, LA area. Details are coming soon. www.nolahotsauce.com

Easton’s 2nd Annual Chile Pepper Festival
September 22, 2012 – Centre Square, Easton, PA

22nd Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
Sept 26, 2012 – Sept 30, 2012- 551 W. Cordova Road #723,
Santa Fe, NM 87505.
Phone: (505) 438-8060
Email: in**@sa*****************.org
Website: www.santafewineandchile.org

The Woodstock for Chileheads
Sept 27-30, 2012- Somewhere in Indiana
Travel to the Pepper Mecca for the yearly camping event. Share spicy food and drink and hang with other chileheads from all over the world. The Event also raises money for the live Auction on Saturday the 29th in the afternoon with the proceeds to go to Jim Campbell’s Step Up For Charity
Info Post
Email: ji*@wi********.com subject header “Open Fields 2012” for secret directions

Jungle Jim’s 6th Annual Weekend of Fire
October 6, 2012 – October 7, 2012 – Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, OH.
Website: CLICK ME
The popular hot sauce/spicy foods show for the Cincinnati, OH area. Also features Heartbreaking Dawns’ Ghost Pepper Brownie Brawl Buster and other great contests.

To see the entire calendar of events, just click on our Spicy Events tab located at the top and left sidebar of the page. Convenience you may also click HERE.

8 thoughts on “Tis the Season, for Spicy Events that is!

  • August 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Will be at Weekend of Fire again this year! Picked up close to 20 sauces last year. Doesn’t hurt to be about 15 minutes away. Can’t wait!

  • August 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Chris, come on by the Blogger’s Booth and say hello.

  • August 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for the plug on Open Fields, Al! It’s actually looking pretty likely that I’ll be at Houston also. I’ll be bringing Haggis with me though, so not sure of the welcome 😛

  • August 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Good we will need someone to interpret him. 😛

  • August 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Defcon will not be at Weekend of Fire!

  • August 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Patter Fam’s too. Thanks for noticing that snafu.

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