Texas Hot Sauce Festival

Information on the Return of Festival Coming Soon!

About the Festival

Hot sauce, salsa, chips, dips, peppers, spices, marinades, rubs, jams/jelly, pickled products, condiments, soup mixes, chili mixes, wing sauces, … chunky, spicy, smooth, garlicky, sweet, fruity, peppery, smokey…  HOT  and  MILD!   Hundreds of hot and spicy products to try out from around the country.  There is also plenty of food and cold beverages, ongoing stage entertainment, a chile-dren area (including some free and some ‘pay as you go’ activities for the kids), retail vendors, arts & crafts and pepper merchandise.



Zydeco Dots

A rockin’, dependable, dance, boogie, Cajun/Zydeco band that has entertained the Gulf Coast Region for 28 years…The Dots have been with the Texas Hot Sauce Festival From the beginning!


Chris Godby

Chris and his band are making their festival debut with the Texas Hot Sauce Festival!


Talk of the Town

Playing straight ahead Jazz, Bebop, Big Band, Fusion, Blues, Swing, Dixieland, & more!


Tommy Shaefer

Austin singer/songwriter , U. S. Navy vet., and a frequent performer at Austin’s iconic Oasis on Lake Travis.

Saturday, September 21

  • Schedule TBA

Sunday, September 22

  • Schedule TBA


Give-a-ways from the Stage during set breaks

Team Mancuso Powersports

Team Mancuso Power Sports Southwest Souvenir Photos
Team Mancuso Poersports Southwest will take free souvenir photos of patrons with off-road vehicles at their booth.

Best Dressed Contest!
Tell Team Mancuso you want your picture entered in the “Best Dressed” contest! Dress up in your most festive, hot-sauce themed outfit. Winners will be picked each day.




Hot Events:


  • Saturday 21 – Mikey V’s Carolina Reaper Pickle Eating Competition 2:30 PM (time subject to change)
  • Saturday 21 – HCC Culinary Arts Program Cooking Demo – Noon – 2:00 PM (At the HHC Booth)
  • Sunday 21 – HCC Culinary Arts Program Cooking Demo – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (At the HHC Booth)

Kids Area

  • Games by Rost Family Entertainment
  • Crafts by Pinspiration
  • Slayer’s Reptile Ranch
    A hands-on educational experience with snakes, tortoises, lizards, and more!
    Slayer's Reptile Ranch


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