Spice up your weekend plans and head over to the 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival on Sunday, August 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Fiesta Gardens. Sample hundreds of hot sauces, check out live cooking demonstrations, and enjoy live music by popular Austin performers. This family-friendly 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.


What started out as a small contest with a few spectators has turned into one of Austin’s biggest annual parties. The event is a favorite among hot and spicy food lovers from all over the country.

bands-2015Check out this great music line-up:

  • Tiarra Girls — 11:30 a.m. – noon
  • Sphynx — 12:20 – 1 p.m.
  • Bidi Bidi Banda — 1:20 – 2 p.m.
  • Sweet Spirit — 2:20 – 3:05 p.m.
  • Dale Watson & his Lone Stars — 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

To learn more about the festival, including a list of food vendors and parking information, please visit the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival website.

Have fun!