Spicy Entertainment included with admission.

Below is the tentative schedule for 2019 Hamilton Heatwave.  Stay tuned for further info.

Heatwave Scheduled Events on the DAWSON'S HOT SAUCE Stage:

11:00am - Doors Open

11:30am - D&K’s Extreme Jerky Eating Competition - Do you have what it takes to chew through the most extreme spicy beef jerky? Three will enter, but only one will be crowned the “Jerky Barbarian” !

12:00pm - Guinness World Record Attempt presented by Steel City Sauce Co. - Witness Mike Jack eat some of the hottest peppers in record time!  Mike already holds world records for eating peppers, will he do it again?

12:30pm - Tasting the Heat - LIVE! -  Join Kendall, from the HOTTEST talk show on the internet, Tasting the Heat! Kendall brings the best in spicy food entertainment, reviews, and news! Whatever happens on stage, we know Kendall will be TASTING THE HEAT at Heatwave!

1:15pm - Hot Wing Eating Competition - Contestants attempt to outlast their competitors in a wing eating contest that gets hotter and hotter by the round.  No milk allowed until it's over! Clean them bones!

Rounds are proudly sponsored by Sinai Gourmet, Heavy Hitter, Mad Gringo, 1 Spicy Mama, and Slim’s Pepper Co.

Registration takes place at the event ( spaces permitting ) or register online by purchasing a registration ticket on our ticket page.

2:00pm - Hot Reviews LIVE - Mike Jack from Hot Reviews shoots the breeze with some of our hot sauce creators from the expo in a spicy roundtable.

2:45pm - Chili Cook-Off!  Contestants bring their best home-made hot chili to Heatwave to see who will be crowned the Chili Champion! You can sample them too!

3:30pm - Cooking Demonstration - Rooks to Cooks teaches you how to make home made pasta from scratch - feel free to spice it up with one of our hundreds on on-site sauces. Audience members will be selected to come on stage and participate, and bring the pasta with you!

4:30pm - Hot Pepper eating challenge presented by Peppers North Who will crunch to the top of the Scoville scale and live to talk about it!  Round by round contestants will attempt to outlast one another as they eat whole peppers that keep getting hotter by the round.

Registration takes place at the event ( spaces permitting ) or register online by purchasing a registration ticket on our ticket page.

5:30pm - D&K’s Extreme Jerky Eating Competition - Do you have what it takes to chew through the most extreme spicy beef jerky? Three will enter, but only one will be crowned the “Jerky Barbarian” !

6:15pm - Presentation of the Heatwave Eternal Flame Hot Sauce Awards for most outstanding sauces at the Expo. Presented by Slim's Pepper Co.

7:00pm - Expo Closes. Until next time!

*Schedule subject to change without notice

INFO ON ENTERING EATING COMPETITIONS CAN BE FOUND ON FAQ PAGE