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The 3rd Annual Hot Sauce Expo sizzles at the Grove of Anaheim this weekend

Come satisfy that hot, hot, hot feeling at the 3rd annual High River Sauces’ Hot Sauce Expo coming to The Grove of Anaheim this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, expo attendees can experience over forty international craft hot sauces featured at this year’s event, including chances to purchase products from favorite vendors, 10am-6pm.

“The CA Hot Sauce Expo is like no other food festival on planet earth. You won’t want to miss this Hot Sauce Party. If you love spicy foods then you are going to love this Endorphin Rush,” said Steve Seabury, High River Sauces’ Founder.

Competitions and showcases will take place at the “Stage of Doom” that will include Lucha Wrestling; food vendors; craft beer and cocktails; “The Guinness Book of World Records Reaper Pepper Eating Contest;” “The Spicy Pizza of Doom;” “The Slaytanic Burrito;” “Chihuahua Beauty Pageant;” and “The Booze and Infuse Cocktail Competition” preliminary round, to determine a winner to advance to the New York Championships in April.

This year’s expo will be on a three-ticket system; General Admission at $10, the “Craft Brew Package” at $40 that will include five drink tokens, an expo t-shirt and a bottle of High River Sauce, and the “Ultimate Fiery VIP” package at $75 that comes with access to an exclusive VIP area with complimentary beer, cocktail and Lucille’s BBQ buffet tasting. Tickets can be purchased below.

Stage of Doom Schedule of Events:


1 PM: Slaytanic Burrito Challenge

2 PM: Chicken Wing Challenge

3 PM: Lucille’s Pulled Pork

4 PM: Spicy Taco of Hell Challenge

5 PM: Spicy Pizza of Doom Challenge


12 PM: Inferno Spare Rib Challenge

1 PM: Lucky Dog – Hot Diggity Dog Challenge

2 PM: Chihuahua Beauty Pageant

3 PM: Booze & Infuse Bartenders Preliminary Round

4:30 PM: Guinness Book of Records Reaper Pepper Eating Challenge

Live wrestling will also take place at 1:20, 3:20, and 5:20 each day.


Event Details:

The 3rd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo

DATE: August 19th & August 20th

VENUE: City National Grove of Anaheim | 2200 East Katella Ave | Anaheim, CA 92806


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

TIME: 10 AM – 6 PM

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