How much heat can you handle? Find out by joining The Austin Chronicle for the world’s largest hot sauce festival this Sunday August 23rd, 11 – 5 PM at Fiesta Gardens (2100 Jesse E. Segovia St.). The event is free to the public (with a donation of three healthy, nonperishable food items or a suggested $5 cash donation). Come taste hot sauce prepared by restaurants, commercial bottlers and individuals then vote for your favorites in each category. All proceeds benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Last year’s Festival raised over 45,300 meals for the Austin area!


  • Tiarra Girls, 11:30am – 12pm
  • Sphynx, 12:20 – 1pm
  • Bidi Bidi Banda, 1:20 – 2pm
  • Sweet Spirit, 2:20 – 3:05pm
  • Dale Watson and His Lone Stars, 3:30 – 4:30pm

Food vendors that will be on hand serving up their specialty dishes:

  • Amy’s Ice Creams
  • Sun Garden Shaved Ice
  • Curra’s Grill
  • Slab BBQ, Brick Oven
  • Frank
  • Sweet
  • Veracruz All Natural

If you wanna beat the heat this summer, then you gotta eat the heat! For the very best custom homebuilding experience in town, we’d love to earn your business!