The Weekend of Fire is a wild weekend filled with fun, food and contests. Over 55 vendors and over 350 samples will be waiting for you in the Fiery Food Expo! There will be vendors coming from all over the country ready to sample their wares. They’ll have hot sauces that range from mild to wild, including some of the hottest hot sauces you have ever tried. Not only are the sauces wild, but wait until you see the people, costumes and booths! The hot sauce community is outrageous, bodacious and contagious!
Yes, the Weekend of Fire is an amazing place for hot sauce lovers, but there is much more. As you go booth to booth you will try many hot sauces (from mild to wild), but you will also find BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs, mustard, spices and even more. If the food can be hot there is a good chance you’ll find it here.
You can purchase your favorite products right from the manufacturers! Each booth will have plenty of product on hand so sample all you please and be sure to take some home for later. You can find some of the best deals of the year at the booths during the show.
Every hour on the hour the Arena of Fire will be packed full with brave competitors and cheering spectators. The competitors will take the stage in front of the mob of on looking fans while they attempt to eat some of the hottest items from throughout the show. Twice a day, the arena will cool down to give the kids their time in the spotlight as they eat through some non-spicy foods.
Each year you the fan will decide who walks out of the Weekend of Fire with a coveted WOFi and who must wait another year. Be sure to grab a ballot and place your votes for awards such as: Best Hot Sauce, Best Salsa, Best Booth and more. The awards will be given at the end of the day Sunday and then posted online the following week.
There is always something going on during the Weekend of Fire.
From 3:00 - 6:00 the band, Ricky Nye and the Red Hots, will be performing on the monorail terrace. (There are no monorail rides on Saturday.)
The monorail will be running from 12:00 - 4:00pm Sunday (weather permitting). Take a ride to the Snake Building and back to take a break from the heat.
Remember, there are also contests runnng hourly on both days, and be sure to keep your eyes open for a few surprises throughout the show all weekend.
The Bloggers are here! The hot sauce community includes an important group of Bloggers. This integral communication element will once again complement us with their expertise and choose two important awards, The Bloggers’ Best and Bloggers’ Favorite New Item. The Blogger community will have a show booth and will be broadcasting from the show floor, so look for them and stop by to say hi. Feel free to ask questions there about anything ‘heat’ related, they have a wealth of information.