Get fired up for one of the hottest festivals in Florida. There will be a 2-day pepper festival in St. Pete this April and spicy food lovers need to be there. Festival-goers can enjoy tangy hot sauces, salsas, peppers, and more. This piping-hot festival will wake up your tastebuds with fiery flavors.
The 14th Annual Pinellas Pepper Fest will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020, and Sunday, April 5, 2020, at England Brothers Bandshell Park in St. Pete. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on Sunday.
Admission is just $3 and parking is free, so it's totally worth the visit. This two-day event will be jam-packed with fun things to do, but if you're craving more, try out these free things to do around Tampa.
There will be amateur hot sauce and salsa competitions so you can taste some homemade goodness and vote on your favorites. For more deliciousness, add this Tampa taco fest to your calendar.
You can see what you're made of at the pepper eating contest, where you'll have just three minutes to eat as many jalapeno peppers as you can. Or, enter the Spicy Lolly Lick-A-Thon and suck on the world's hottest lollipop.
Live entertainment will be provided by local bands Dual Exhaust on Saturday afternoon and The Crackerbillys on Sunday afternoon. The festival is dog-friendly so bring your pup for an afternoon at the park.
There will also be a whip-cracking show and lesson to unlock your inner Indiana Jones. For more archeology adventure vibes, check out these beachy ruins near Tampa.
Get out there and try some seriously spicy eats at the Pinellas Pepper Fest this spring. You'll earn bragging rights and enjoy some insanely tasty dishes.
14th Annual Pinellas Pepper Fest
When: April 4, 2020, and April 5, 2020
Address: 5010 N. 81st Ave., Pinellas Park, FL
Why You Need To Go: This fiery festival will light up your weekend and put your tastebuds to the test.