Arizona’s own Heartbreaking Dawns and High River Sauces proudly presents the world’s most distinguished hot sauce event this side of the Mississippi, the Inaugural AZ Hot Sauce Expo, at Tempe Diablo Stadium on November 12th and 13th, 2016. Declared the ”ingredient of the year” by Bon Appetit, hot sauce is exploding across the United States and we plan on showcasing the best hot sauce makers to the fiery foods capital of AZ.
The AZ Hot Sauce Expo will feature 45 artisanal hot sauce companies made locally in AZ and many all over the United States including NJ, NY, SC, TX, CA, OR, CO and many others. Witness the action-packed event with free hot sauce tastings from each vendor, eating challenges on the main stage, spicy food vendors, crafts beers and plenty of oddball entertainment fun for the whole family.
We will host the Guinness Book of Records sanctioned Reaper Pepper Eating Challenge. How many of the World’s Hottest Pepper, the Caroline Reaper can you eat in 60 seconds? Guinness Book will have their official Judicator on stage to set claim and hopefully celebrate the new world record. This is the most extreme eating challenge on planet earth. Don’t Miss.
Stoli Vodka and the AZ Hot Sauce Expo will have the state’s only area preliminary round of the Bloody Mary Mix-Down. Bartenders will compete for the ultimate bragging rights on who can make the Best Bloody Mary. The winner will be flown to NYC to compete in the Bloody Mary Mix-Down National Championship in April.
We will also feature various eating challenges on the main stage like the “Slaytanic Burrito Challenge”, “The Chicken Wing Eating Contest”, “The Spicy Taco’s of Doom ” and the “Spicy Pizza From Hell”.
For more information regarding the AZ Hot Sauce Expo, please visit: www.azhotsauceexpo.com
General Admission to the Hot Sauce Expo is only $10 (day of tickets are $15). $50 tickets for the Beer & BBQ Lunchbox include 5 craft beer tickets, a BBQ Sandwich Platter, and a bottle of High River Sauces (advance sale only via Eventbrite). VIP tickets ($100, available only via Eventbrite) include access to a private VIP lounge, unlimited sampling from liquor sponsors, craft beer, hard ciders, and specialty food vendors with full access to the Hot Sauce Expo, access to special events, and VIP Goody Bar that includes a bottle of High River Sauces and a free subscription to Chile Pepper Magazine.