The annual “Weekend of Fire” is a complete consumer oriented show and if you like it hot and spicy you’ll want to head to Jungle Jim’s this Saturday and/or Sunday. Prepare yourself for up to 75 booths of hot sauces, barbecue sauces, salsas, marinades, mustards, jerky’s, peppers and more from the all ‘cross the USA. The annual event is held inside The Oscar Event Center, located adjacent to the Jungle Jim’s six and a half acre megastore in Fairfield, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati.
Eat The Heat
A fiery food cooking class is part of the fun. Join chefs on Saturday, 7/31/10 from 11am – 1:30pm and start your visit off with a cooking class (a show admission ticket is included in the price of the class). You’ll learn techniques for working with hot peppers; and get to eat all the delicious food that is made and even get the recipes to take with you. Learn to make your own hot sauce at home that will add flavor and flair to any meal! The class menu includes: Tropical Island Hot Sauce, Spicy Grilled Shiitakes with Ginger and Garlic, Tangy Flank Steak Tampiqueno Tacos, Soul Slaw, Shrimp and Tasso with Five Pepper Jelly, Papaya with Lime. Beer will be served as the chef’s beverage of choice. $50 per person (includes a good size sampling of everything made in class, a glass of beer, recipes and a ticket to the Weekend of Fire.)
Can You Handle The Heat?
If you think you’ve got what it takes to handle the hot stuff, Jungle Jim’s is giving you the chance to prove it. Several eating contests will be held during the weekend for you to prove it:
1 pm — Hot Horseradish Eating Contest: Each contestant in this contest will be given an equal amount of horseradish on 10 slices of Wisconsin Bratwurst.
2 pm— Peanut Butter & Jelly Eating Contest: It’s the jelly that’s hot here.
3 pm — Hot Ice Cream: ice cream with spices.
4 pm — Hot Cracker Eating Contest featuring Texas Fire Crackers; no beverages are allowed.
5 pm— The Hot Lollipop Eating Contest
7 pm— Defcon Death Match Wings Eating Contest — No hot food showcase can be complete without wings. Sign up at Defcon’s booth on Saturday by 4 pm.
1 pm— The Bugsicle eating contest is for anyone who has ever wondered how many licks it takes to get to the creepy-crawly center of a bug pop. Contestants will be given a Hot Lix Insect Sucker and 10 minutes to get to the bug inside
2 pm — Hot Ice Cream: ice cream with spices.
3 pm — The Hot Lollipop Eating Contest
Also new this year are the best in show awards that rate the best hot sauce, the best salsa and the best barbecue sauce; these will be given out at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Get Your Face on a Hot Sauce Bottle!
Personalize your own bottle of Hot Sauce- visit the Face On A Label booth they;’ll take your photo and while you wander your way around the 75+ booths they’ll be putting your photo on a hot sauce bottle. Then before you leave, stop back to where your unique bottle will be waiting for you. All this for only $5!
Weekend of Fire tickets purchased online and will be available for pick up at Will Call. You can click here to purchase WOF tickets online now. After 5:00pm on July 30, WOF show tickets can only be purchased at Jungle Jim’s Customer Service counter or at the WOF show entrance.Tickets run $7 Per Person, Children under 12 are free.