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Spicy exchange / 2022

Hot sauce festivals in 2023

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Spicy food events in 2023

We've scoured the internet for all the best spicy food and hot sauce festivals, expos, and events in 2023. Here are our top picks around the world.

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This festival in Humble, Texas features hot sauce, beer, salsas, and more. 

1/21 — Hops N’ Sauce Festival 

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2/25 — Heatwave Hot Sauce Expo

One of Canada's biggest hot sauce events, this expo will even have a Guinness World Record attempt.

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Located in Victoria, Australia, this festival will have a number of contests including chili eating, wing eating, and tequila and hot peppers.

3/17 — Herb and Chilli Festival

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4/9 — Pinellas Pepper Fest 

This festival takes place in Pinellas Park, Florida, and features live entertainment, vendors, food, and plenty of contests.

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Spice Fest is a new spicy food event held in Des Moines, Iowa at a brewery. It features vendors selling spicy foods and offering samples, as well as hot sauce contests.

6/17 — Spice Fest

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7/22 — IL Hot Sauce Expo 

Held just outside of Chicago, this is one of the biggest Hot Sauce expos in the world.

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Enjoy beer, bouncy houses, live music, and, best of all, lots of spicy food at this family-friendly event held in Hampton, New Hampshire.

7/29 — New England Hot Sauce Fest 

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