I usually don't talk about some far flung destinations, I try and share and things you can do near here in my Dan's Day Trips stories. This one is just up the road in Houston, and has a hot history.

Texas Hot Sauce Festival September 21 & 22, 2019 – Sat.11 – 6 / Sunday Noon – 6, at the Bayou City Event Center. Tickets $12, Kids 12 and under free, FREE parking
9401 Knight Road, Houston, TX 77045



Hot sauce, salsa, chips, dips, peppers, spices, marinades, rubs, jams/jelly, pickled products, condiments, soup mixes, chili mixes, wing sauces, … chunky, spicy, smooth, garlicky, sweet, fruity, peppery, smokey…  HOT  and  MILD!   Hundreds of hot and spicy products to try out from around the country.  There is also plenty of food and cold beverages, ongoing stage entertainment, a chile-dren area (including some free and some ‘pay as you go’ activities for the kids), retail vendors, arts & crafts and pepper merchandise.


The theme for the 2019 festival is "20 Years and Hotter Than Ever." Saturday this festival will live up to it's name with a Carolina Reaper Pickle Eating Competition around 2pm. You would think with all this hot food, kids would not be there to enjoy it, but they have. There is a kids area,  with face painting, inflatables and games.

There is still time to get in on all the action if you want to be a part of this sweltering event. Get your advance tickets now CLICK HERE to get it done. This is one of those event venues where multiple bathroom options abound, and for that, I am thankful.


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