239.12 22nd Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

It is just a weekend of festivals and fun here in Austin.  In this hot weather what better to do than eat hot sauce? This has become the world’s largest hot sauce festival, what can we say, Austin knows its salsa!

Come hungry! The hot sauce contest has three levels of competition, individuals (homemade), restaurants, and commercial bottlers. They will also have plenty of food vendors including Buenos Aires Café, Curra’s Grill, Santa Rita Tex Mex, Torchy’s Tacos and more serving up their specialty dishes.

For hot sauce novices they will have cooking demonstrations. If you want to learn some tips of the trade check out the following:

Noon: Chef Iliana de la Vega, El Naranjo Restaurant, green sauce
1pm: Chef Paul Macry, Le Cordon Bleu, specialty sauce
2pm: Chef Chef Edgar Torres, Mi Madres, red sauce

As all good festivals have in Austin they will have live music throughout the day.

Not only is this event one of kind it benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. Last year they raised over $17,000 and 19,000 pounds of food during the festival!

Admission: free with donation of three healthy, nonperishable food items or cash donation to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

When: today, August 26th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fiesta Gardens
2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, Texas 78702