Austin Hot Sauce Festival

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Austin Hot Sauce Festival
August 26, 2012
11:00 am - 5:30 pm (Please Confirm)
Fiesta Gardens

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Austin is definitely a hot sauce kind of town. In fact, when I go out to a Chinese restaurant, I half expect someone to bring out chips and salsa while I'm browsing the menu.

Little wonder then that Austin has had a festival devoted to hot sauce since 1991, or that it's grown into one of the world's largest.

Organized by the Austin Chronicle , the festival is held at Fiesta Gardens (new location for 2012) along Lady Bird Lake just east of downtown Austin. The event draws around 15,000 attendees and 350 or so entries across three categories: Individual/Homemade, Restaurant, and Commercial/Retail.

The Hot Sauce Festival is usually "free" with donation of three non-perishable food items or cash donation benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank .

Other Restrictions: Basically no dogs, weapons (other than Habenero Peppers), coolers, or your own beer (water and beer will be sold by vendors in copious amounts). You are allowed blankets and lawn chairs, however.

If you are interested in entering the hot sauce contest, please note that you must prepare your concoction in a commercial kitchen - see official website for information on how to go about doing that.

2012 Information Pending . . .

2010 Austin Hot Sauce Food Vendors included:
  • Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Buffalo Billiards
  • Curra's Grill
  • Matt's El Rancho
  • Santa Rita Tex Mex Cantina
  • Torchy's Tacos
  • Sun Garden Shaved Ice

2010 Austin Hot Sauce Festival Live Music Lineup:
  • 11:00 am - Aftermath
  • 12:00 pm - Sound Wars Winner
  • 1:00 pm - El Tule
  • 2:30 pm - Uncle Lucius
  • 4:00 pm - David Garza

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