NZs Third Annual Hot Sauce Festival
26 - 27 MAY
Join like-minded chilli heads for the only event of its kind, the NZ Hot Sauce Festival. The third annual event is back and packing more punch than ever, with unique events now set over two days.
On Saturday 26th May, festival-goers can take part in the popular homemade hot sauce competition, and witness the NZ Chilli Eating Championship Finals, where contestants will encounter the world’s hottest chilli, the Carolina Reaper.
On Sunday 27th May, things heat up in the Chilli Chompers Global Hot Sauce awards, and NZ’s first large scale world record chilli eating attempts for the Guinness Book of Records.
Over both days, you can enjoy take-home purchase of all hot sauces at the festival, including access to six World Hot Sauce Award Champion winning sauces, alongside fiery cocktails and a spicy smokehouse food menu created especially for the festival.
When your taste buds need a break, Sweat Shop’s brewed on-site craft beer will provide welcome relief, with their IPA and pale ale touted as the best beer matches for the heat of a chilli.
EARLY BIRD ~ SOLD OUT
SATURDAY - $25
SUNDAY - $20
WEEKEND PASS - $40
All ticket holders receive a complimentary bottle of limited edition Fire Dragon Chillies x Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen hot sauce, made especially for the festival. All hot sauces at the festival are available to purchase on the day.
Hot Sauce Brands
NZ’s top hot sauce producers will showcase hundreds of hot sauces, with producers including;
Fire Dragon Chillies (Northland)
Cook and Nelson (Wellington)
Wild West Worcester (Northland)
Gringo Killer (Auckland)
Baxter’s Original Sauces (Wellington)
Frank's Red Hot (America)
Ngapuhi Rd (Kerikeri)
Mex U Crazy (Auckland)
Jolokai Farm (Auckland)
Fire and Dynamite (Taupo)
Sambal of the Gods (Tauranga)
International Foods (Hamilton)