Ottawa’s Insane Hot-Sauce Expo Launches This Saturday

Sophia Quinn Sophia Quinn

Ottawa’s Insane Hot-Sauce Expo Launches This Saturday

The seriously mouth-watering hot sauce expo, Heating Up The Capital, is coming to Ottawa this Saturday! Get your taste buds buzzing at this fiery event on the weekend.

Haico’s Hot Sauce is launching the first Hot Sauce Expo to come to our nation’s capital this Saturday, September 4th 2021. With plenty of contests to test the limits of your spice tolerance, this event is going to be super fun.


Save a bit and book your tickets online for general admission and access to on-location beer and wine to quench your thirst. After tons of hot-sauce tasting, you’re gonna need it.

At 11am, the YOW! Hot Sauce Awards will begin their awards for the best sauce in Canada! At 1pm, you can join in on a Pepper Eating Challenge that is sure you set those taste buds on fire. Afterwards, at 2pm, Kultivar Co is sponsoring the Spicy Sausage Eating Contest before a presentation on how to grow your own peppers at 3pm!

Please note, you need to register at the League of Fire booth at least 30 minutes before the contest. There is no charge to compete but spaces are limited!

The entire day is set to be jam-packed with contests and crazy hot sauce tasting sessions at all the different booths. The Capital is truly about to heat up so make sure to head there this weekend with all your hot-sauce-loving besties.


When: This Saturday, September 4th, from 10am – 6pm

Where: Smokie Ridge Vineyard, 10090 Cameron Rd, Mountain, ON K0E 1S0

Grab your tickets in advance here!

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