I am so happy to announce not only about the newest big event for our community, but newest sponsor for Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge 3rd Season. Thanks to Greg Bagarozy, Zestfest Midwest will be pledging a free booth to the next winner of our challenge and some spotlight exposure on the event stage. More details to be announced soon, but today we embrace our newest partners big announcement. Lo and Behold…










Spicy Food Productions Announces a Brand New Show!


(Columbus, OH) – Mark your calendars for June 28-30, 2013, and don’t miss the very first “ZESTFEST MIDWEST” at the Ohio Expo Center.

Zestfest in Irving, Texas is a tremendous success, and now we’re taking this show on the road. Now in its 11th year, the festival produced by Spicy Food Productions and presented by NBC, Dallas Morning News and Moore’s Marinade, has steadily grown from a niche gathering to a national event. Spicy Food Productions Owner Greg Bagarozy and his staff – Judy Fuhrhop and June DeRousse spends and entire year producing these events. What makes Zestfest so compelling is the massive amount of companies that deal in the hot and spicy industry from local homegrown start-ups to international brands, and it’s not just the consumers who are coming here to sample the wares, it’s retail buyers, restaurants and the watchful eyes of some of the country’s best chefs.

Visit with June DeRousse or Judy Fuhrhop this weekend while you are at Zestfest and book your booth for “ZESTFEST MIDWEST”. Prices for a 10’x10’ start at $600.00. We promise a weekend of fun and zesty food.



For more information on Zestfest Midwest, please visit www.zestfestmidwest.com

Or Contact Gregory Bagarozy pd*****@ea*******.net 888 505 8246

15 thoughts on “ZESTFEST MIDWEST 2013

  • January 21, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Ohio…Chilehead capital of the world…..

  • January 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    It certainly is becoming that.

  • January 21, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    So will this eclipse North Market in future years, making NM a “non-event”? But I guess this is a good thing for the community!

  • January 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    No info available vai the link..some one didn’t pay the bill…the link is parked.

  • January 22, 2013 at 12:41 am

    In 1986 the oldest continually operating Ohio salsa and hot sauce manufacturer (and one of America’s earliest and longest running small companies) began in Columbus preceding most every company in the United states outside of a total handful (combined) of companies in the Bayou state, the Lone Star state, New Mexico and Arizona. The influence of Ohio-based salsa and hot sauce manufacturers has stemmed from that beginning and it is more than likely that Columbus manufacturing has continuously-produced more -innovative- salsas and hot sauces than any single city/location in the world.

  • January 22, 2013 at 1:46 am

    We wee told it is forthcoming.

  • January 22, 2013 at 8:47 am

    It certainly helps when you you have one of the most beloved and influential sauce makers based in Columbus. 😉

  • January 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    We wee?

  • January 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    But their chili is too runny….lol

  • January 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    The Cincinnati “Greek” specialty, however, it is one tasty meat sauce for coneys and the infamous 3,4,5-ways. Truly a unique regional specialty…

  • January 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I love Cincinnati style chile any way I can get it especially 5way and on coneys!!!! IT RULES!!!! It’s awesome with pepper powder and hot sauce ! It’s killer with Franks Sauce on it too . 🙂

  • January 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Machine, no saying the ‘F’-word around these parts. 😛

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  • January 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Nothing will eclipse the North Market show. Completely different style then all the others. RCSW will be in OHIO for both until they day one of us no longer exists…

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