6 Of The Best Hot Sauce Festivals In America
Get your hot sauce on at these festivals around the US of A.
1. NYC Hot Sauce Expo // Brooklyn, NY
Home the of the Screaming Mi Mi Awards with categories like Caribbean Style, Fruit Based and XXX Hot Sauce the festival is a chilihead’s dream.
2. National Buffalo Wing Festival // Buffalo, NY
17 years strong this festival boasts a stadium full of Buffalo Wing loyalty (51,000 people last year). The attractions include live music, various sauce-offs and the crowning of Miss Buffalo Wing.
3. National Fiery Foods Show // Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico knows heat and chili fanatics gather to taste sauces, share recipes and win the coveted Scovie Awards.
4. ZestFest // Irving, TX
Atomic wings challenge anyone? “The ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts” showcases aisles of fiery foods, cold beer, live music and a jalapeño eating contest.
5. Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival // Austin, TX
27 years strong, the contest awards winners for sauce categories like green, red and people’s choice. Spicy food, music and beer are easily found.
6. California Hot Sauce Expo // Anaheim, CA
Sunshine, hot sauce, “The Guinness Book of World Records Reaper Eating Contest” and of course, the Spicy Pizza Of Doom Challenge.