Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.) & 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.)
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 & Sunday, September 9, 2012
Location: Minnreg Hall in Largo
Cost: $5/Adult; FREE/Kids 12 & under; Parking is FREE
Info: I Like it HOT! Festival Website
It’s Back! The largest Spicy Food Show in Florida. Guests will once again have the chance to sample and purchase hot and fiery foods and sauces, and a large variety of hot pepper plants will be on sale.
— Hot and Spicy Vendor Competition (Sat.): Sample vendor sauces, salsas and more and vote for your favorite. (Voting ends at 2 p.m.; winner announced at 3 p.m.)
— Favorite Vendor Competition (Sun.): Vote for your favorite vendor at the event. (Voting ends at 2 p.m.; winner announced at 3 p.m.)
There are also a number of competitions in which guests are invited to participate:
— Pepper Eating Contest (Sat.): What would be more fun for the kids than watching Mom or Dad eat a whole bunch of hot peppers? Test your pepper-eating skills on Saturday, September 8. Sign-up is before 1:30 p.m., and the contest starts at 2 p.m.
— Amateur Hot Sauce Competition (Sat.): 2 p.m.
— Hot Hula Hoop Contest (Sun.): Be sure you sign up for the Hula Hoop Competition Sunday, September 9, before 12:30 p.m. because the contest is at 1 p.m.
— Lolly Lick-A-Thon (Sun.): Sign up for the Lolly Lick-A-Thon on Sunday, September 9, before 1:30 p.m. to participate in the event at 2 p.m.
— Amateur Salsa Competition (Sun.): 3 p.m.
Join the Amateur Competition:
You’re invited to participate in amateur hot sauce (Sat.) or salsa (Sun.) competitions. Does your family make the best salsa or the hottest hot sauce you’ve ever tasted? Or maybe this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some time in the kitchen as a family creating your own family-recipe salsa or hot sauce. Either way, be sure to enter your special creation in one of the Amateur Hot Sauce Competition or Amateur Salsa Competition. Here’s how to enter:
— Amateur Hot Sauce Competition: Bring 16 oz. or more of your hot sauce to the Festival on Saturday, September 8. Sign-up is before 12 p.m. The winner will be announced at 3 p.m.
— Amateur Salsa Competition: Bring 16 oz. or more of your salsa to the Festival on Sunday, September 9. Sign-up is before 12 p.m., and the winner will be announced at 3 p.m.
6340 126th Avenue North
Largo, FL 33773
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