3rd Annual Hot Sauce Expo (Anaheim)

On Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th at City National Grove of Anaheim, the 3rd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo will feature an array of 40+ handpicked artisanal craft hot sauce makers from around the globe, complete with free samples and products available for purchase from 10am – 6pm each day.

The Expo is excited to announce 8 of the best hot sauce vendors in the country for this year’s expo: Bravado Spice, Humboldt Hot Sauce, Lucky Dog Hot Sauce, High River Sauces, CaJohns Fiery Foods, Hot Licks, Sauce Goddess, and Puckerbutt Pepper Company (creator of the Carolina Reaper Pepper, world’s hottest pepper).

This two-day tribute to all things hot and spicy will feature a “Stage of Doom”, where showcases and competitions will take place throughout each day. Highlights include: The Guinness Book of World Records Reaper Pepper Eating Contest, The Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition, The Spicy Pizza of Doom, The Slaytanic Burrito and the Chihuahua Beauty Pageant. There will also be Lucha Wrestling, food vendors, craft beer and specialty cocktails.

This year’s California Hot Sauce Expo will feature three tiers of ticket options – General Admission ($10), Craft Brew Package ($40) and Ultimate Fiery VIP Package ($75). All attendees can enjoy fiery samples from hot sauce vendors, access to all staged eating competitions, and many other entertaining events fun for all friends and family. The Craft Brew Package will include five drink tokens, plus an expo t-shirt and a bottle of High River Sauce. The Ultimate Fiery VIP Package will grant admission to the expo’s exclusive VIP area with complimentary beer, cocktail tastings and Lucille’s BBQ buffet.
Guinness Book of Records Reaper Pepper Eating Contest
Puckerbutt Pepper Company presents the Guinness Book of Records Reaper Pepper Eating Contest (Sunday) – The Worlds Hottest Pepper – The MOST Extreme Eating Competition in the World. Each contestant will have 60 seconds to eat as many peppers as possible.


Chihuahua Beauty Pageant
Do you have the cutest Chihuahua in all of CA? We are looking for the cutest pooch to enter our pageant. $150 cash prize. Each Chihuahua will walk down the runway with their owner. Show off their costume and maybe do a little trick. Judging will be based on local media and crowd participation.

Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition
Bartenders will have 90 seconds to make the greatest cocktail of their life. After a blind taste test from the judges the Winner will receive $500, a trophy and a free trip to NYC to compete in the National Championship in April 2018. Winner of the National Championship will receive $2500 and a boatload of prizes from our sponsors.