Heatwave Hot Sauce Expo's Summer Market
Presented by Pepper North
- Aug 28, 2021 Saturday 12:00 PM
- Aug 29, 2021 Sunday 12:00 PM
Get ready for things to really heat up this summer as Budweiser Gardens welcomes the Heatwave Hot Sauce Expo’s Summer Market to its outdoor patio on August 28 & 29, 2021!
Since its inception in 2017, the Heatwave Hot Sauce Expo has been Canada’s only event that solely focuses on hot sauce worship, bringing together Canada’s top craft and elite sauce producers for a weekend of spicy fun and entertainment that will send your taste buds on a thrill ride.
The summer edition, presented by Pepper North, will allow patrons the opportunity to mingle with unique producers of spicy sauces that register on the Scoville heat index from mild to extremely freakin' wild and tastes that range from sweet to extreme heat with each sauce having its own unique flavours that are guaranteed to make your taste buds pop. Patrons will have the chance to sample each of the sauces as they visit the booths, however, chicken wings and vegan options will be available in Bud’s Brew Garden for those who want the ultimate taste test!
Pepper North is a Canadian small business that gives back to its community through partnerships with local farmers. Pepper North's Stargazer Sauce was featured in season 11 of the popular show Hot Ones, being tasted and endured by celebrities such as Will Ferrell, Justin Timberlake, and Margot Robbie to name a few.
Heatwave Hot Sauce Expo - Participating Vendors
Charby's Craft Sauces
Dawson's Hot Sauce
Hurt Berry Farm
Lunar Hot Sauce
Meryl's Hot Sauce
Steele City Sauce Co.
Tata Hot Sauce Emporium
The Hot Sauce Co.
Villain Sauce Co.
Big Dog Smokey Hot Sauce
Plants On Fire
Winnie's Fine Foods
MH Fine Foods
Ginger Goat Inc
Soulicious Pepper Sauce
HOW CAN YOU GO?!?!?!
Put your taste buds to the test and push them to the limit trying to keep up with our fire-eating champions.
If you out ‘heat’ all of your friends and are wondering just how well you stack up to other wild heat eaters, then bring yourself to the Heatwave Stage to see how hardcore you really are! Contestants will be selected at random from our registrants to be able to face off alongside our pace-setting champs. Audiences will be cheering on their favourites as they try to knock the champs off their thrones. And when the smoke clears on the preliminary challenge, get ready for an insane inferno throw down for the crown!
CHILI PEPPER EATING CHALLENGE
Saturday at 5:30 PM
Face off against our chili champion Mike Jack who has never stepped down from a spicy eating challenge. Mike holds multiple Guinness World records for eating super-hot raw peppers and has performed some insane heat challenges on his YouYube channel Mike Jack Eats Heat and notably represented Canada most honorably in the first international chili eating championships which was recently featured on Netflix. So who thinks they can even be second place in Heatwave’s chili pepper eating contest? Better yet, who thinks they can overthrow the Capsaicin King?
HOT WING EATING CHALLENGE
Saturday at 2:00 PM
Meet our champion, Johnny, who took home the hardware as the first ever Wing King of London. Johnny is no stranger to hot food or eating competitions, taking top honors at many spicy food contests within the forest city. He can handle the heat like the best of them - but his special ability is the speed in which he can chow the chicken from the bone. Can you take the sting and keep on slinging back the wings? Put your drums up against Johnny at Heatwave this summer, yo!
SUPER-HOT 80s TRIVIA
Saturday at 3:30pm
Sunday at 3:00pm
The Heatwave Stage will be hosting some spicy 80s trivia that will take wits and high pain tolerance in order to answer the questions correctly. Will the winner know all the answers, or simply be the last one standing? ‘Cause before every round of questions, contestants must take a shot of increasingly spicy hot sauce! First correct answer gets the points, while everyone else gets a shot of milk - and then we are off to the next round. First to 5 points takes home a hot prize package and major bragging rights. Everyone else gets a good sweat going.
HOT WING HOLD EM CONTEST
Sunday at 1:30 PM
Pure heat challenge. We are starting super hot and will see who lasts 5 rounds of torture. This isn’t about speed, it’s about composure and outlasting your mouths desire for you to end the suffering and drink the milk. It’s a fun new idea we have and like always everyone who competes wins a prize.
Saturday, August 29th 12:00 pm - 7:00pm
12:00 PM - Show Opens
2:00 PM – Hot Wing Challenge
3:30 PM – Super-Hot 80s Trivia
5:30 PM – Pepper Eating Challenge
7:00 PM – Market Closes, Patio stays open
10:00 PM – Patio closes
Sunday, August 28th 12:00 pm - 5:00pm
12:00 PM – Show Opens
1:30 PM – Hot Wing Hold Em Challenge
3:00 PM – Super-Hot 80s Trivia