Some like it hot, others not - but if you do happen to have a tongue of steel or simply like to feel the burn, you definitely won't want to miss out on the I Like it HOT! Hot Sauce Festival in Largo next month.
Florida's largest hot sauce fest comes back again for its 19th year in September, with a two-day firey hot line up of sauces for you to try or buy. Come hungry, ready to eat, and prepared to sweat as you taste multiple different hot sauces from vendors. They'll even have hot pepper plants if you're into fresh hot peppers more than the sauces.
Live music will be bumpin' while you do a bump of sauce — that sweet burn is what keeps us comin' back.
Not only will adventurous foodies get to try new and unique sauces that pack a punch, but you can even test the might of your tongue of steel in a hot pepper eating contest, or an extreme spicy lollypop lick-a-thon — and the lolly is known to be BRUTAL.
I Like it HOT Fest will also have other competitions, including amateur hot sauce, barbeque, and salsa competitions as well as the voodoo chicken bones challenge. Some of the milder competitions include a chance to vote for your favorite vendor and a frozen t-shirt contest — where you have to unroll and unfold a frozen tee and be the first to put on the chilly shirt.
Spicy hot, and full to the top with entertainment — the best part, admission is only $5 and parking is free. Whether you're into torching yourself with a tongue full of hot sauce, only like a little dab, or want something milder — you can try it all and have an awesome time at the I Like it HOT Festival in September.
19th Annual Ilikeithot Festival
Price: $5 admission per person — if you have kids, children under 12 get in free.
When: Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: The Minnreg Hall, 6340 126th Ave., Largo, FL 33773
Why You Need To Go: Try or buy all different hot sauces as well as take part in spicy competitions including hot pepper eating contests, extreme spicy lolly pop lick-a-thon, and much more. Come hungry and ready to eat!