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3rd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo


If you love spicy foods then you are going to love the 3rd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo this weekend on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at City National Grove of Anaheim. The event will feature an array of 40 plus handpicked artisanal craft hot sauce makers from around the globe, complete with free samples and products available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. For more information, visit:

This two-day tribute to all things hot and spicy will feature a "Stage of Doom", where showcases and competitions will take place throughout each day. Highlights include: The Guinness Book of World Records Reaper Pepper Eating Contest, The Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition, The Spicy Pizza of Doom, The Slaytanic Burrito and the Chihuahua Beauty Pageant. There will also be Lucha Wrestling, food vendors, craft beer and specialty cocktails.

This year's California Hot Sauce Festival will feature three tiers of ticket options - General Admission ($10), Craft Brew Package ($40) and Ultimate Fiery VIP Package ($75). All attendees can enjoy fiery samples from hot sauce vendors, access to all staged eating competitions, and many other entertaining events fun for all friends and family. The Craft Brew Package will include five drink tokens, plus an expo t-shirt and a bottle of High River Sauce. The Ultimate Fiery VIP Package will grant admission to the expo's exclusive VIP area with complimentary beer, cocktail tastings and Lucille's BBQ buffet.

Stage of Doom Schedule of Events on Saturday, Aug. 19
1 p.m. - Slaytanic Burrito Challenge
2 p.m. - Chicken Wing Challenge
3 p.m - Lucille's Pulled Pork
4 p.m. - Spicy Taco of Hell Challenge
5 p.m.- Spicy Pizza of Doom Challenge

Events on Sunday, Aug. 20
12  p.m. - Inferno Spare Rib Challenge
1 p.m. - Lucky Dog - Hot Diggity Dog Challenge
2 p.m. - Chihuahua Beauty Pageant
3 p.m.-  Booze & Infuse Bartenders Preliminary Round. Winner advance to National Championship in NYC in April 2018.
4:30 p.m.- Guinness Book of Records Reaper Pepper Eating Challenge
Live wrestling will also take place at 1:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m., and 5:20 p.m. each day.

For more information, visit


General Admission - $10 | Craft Brew Package - $40 | Ultimate Fiery VIP Package - $75

City National Grove of Anaheim at 2200 East Katella Ave in Anaheim.

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