13th Annual Houston Hot Sauce Festival

shirt and show poster

What is happening this year at one of the best hosted hot sauce shows on the planet? Promoter Carol Borge has made this a go to show, now entering it’s 13th year. It is special in so many ways that other shows fall short of doing. I get this feedback from the vendors. Carol is very attentive to the vendors and her guests needs. She wants everyone back and she makes sure everything goes smoothly, and she circles the event throughout the weekend asking if everyone is happy. She knows the value of saying thank you which is lost on some of the other venue hosts. This being my 3rd year out of the last 4 years, I would certainly call Carol a friend just on how special she has made me feel over that time. I wish nothing but success to all the vendors and its reflected right back to her in their praise of the show. This year will be quite special too.

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Preview of Zestfest Midwest 2013


Anyone who appreciates the zesty things in life is invited to indulge in a flavorful food experience June 28-30, 2013 as ZestFest Midwest brings together spicy exhibitors and tasty products from around the country for one exciting weekend in Columbus, OH. Featuring hot sauces, barbeque sauces, salsas, spices, condiments, snacks, sweets — specialty foods and beverages of all types to tantalize your taste buds.

ZestFest is the ultimate party for food enthusiasts. Produced by Spicy Food Productions, ZestFest Midwest will be action-packed! Cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and delicious foods and beverages to sample and purchase will make June 28-30, 2013 the zestiest weekend of the year!


Friday, June 28, 2013 1:00-9:00
Saturday, June 29, 2013 10:00-6:00
Sunday, June 30, 2013 10:00-5:00



Ohio Expo Center
717 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

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Firehead Thomas presents…Zestfest 2013: Day 3 (Bumblefoot Interview)

Bumblefoot & Brimstone

Firehead explores a little more of the show, then gets the privilege to interview the one and only Bumblefoot from Guns ‘n Roses fame along with the Godfather of hot sauce, CaJohn Hard. Bumblefoot is pictured above along with Brimstone. After that he talks with Big Papa Sauces. It’s truly awesome!

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