Mark your calendars for the 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival on Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, 11 - 5 PM.

If you wanna beat the heat this summer, then you gotta eat the heat – join The Austin Chronicle for the world's largest hot sauce festival.

To participate in the Hot Sauce Festival, download the registration form and submit by Wednesday, August 19.

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The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, which began in 1990, has become the world's largest, drawing as many as 15,000 spectators and more than 350 entries every year. This year The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival will take place on Sunday, August 23 at Fiesta Gardens (2100 Jesse E. Segovia St.) in Austin, Texas. The event is free to the public (with a donation of three healthy, nonperishable food items or a suggested $5 cash donation to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas).

In the 24 years since its inception, what started out as a small contest with a few spectators has turned into one of Austin's biggest and best-known annual parties. The event is a favorite among hot and spicy food lovers from all over the country. The Hot Sauce Festival also serves as a major fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Last year's Festival raised over 45,300 meals for the Austin area in a six hour period!


Dale Watson and His Lone Stars, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Sweet Spirit, 2:20 - 3:05pm
Bidi Bidi Banda, 1:20 - 2pm
Sphynx, 12:20 - 1pm
Tiarra Girls, 11:30am - 12pm


Food vendors will provide a wide array of foods. This year Amy's Ice Creams, Sun Garden Shaved Ice, Curra's Grill, Slab BBQ, Brick Oven, and Veracruz All Natural will be on hand serving up their specialty dishes!


The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival is sponsored in part by Cayman Jack, ZiegenBock, Capital Metro, KUTX, Planet K Texas, Whole Foods Market, Univision 62, and Texas Music Water.

All proceeds benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

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