Below we answer some of your questions about the show.


What can I sample?

Hundreds of hot sauces from around the continent will be available, included with admission. As well as other tasty spicy items for fans of the heat.

Is there food on site?

Yes, we will be selling food but the show is primarily a sampling show.  Therefore chicken wings, fried pita, beef patties and ice cream will be available for purchase for you to put sample sauces on.

Can I buy hot sauce and food?

Absolutely!  Try a hot sauce you love and buy the whole bottle right on the spot.

Is the show licensed for alcohol?

Yes, beer and spirits will be available for purchase from the bar.  ID required to purchase alcohol.

Can I wear a tacky Hawaiian shirt?

First it's not tacky, it's classy and yes it is strongly encouraged.

What’s your return policy?

Sorry no refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases. It's under ten bucks, gift it to a friend and make someone's day extra hot.

Below are the contest guidelines and relevant info on competing

Hot Wing Eating Competition Rundown

Think you can stand the heat? Enter the Hot Wing Eating Contest.

The goal for each contestant is to eat the most wings tossed in a ridiculously hot sauce within a set amount of time.

The contest will consist of 5 rounds in which the sauce on the wings will become increasingly hotter as measured on the Scoville Scale of heat.

For the first 3 rounds all wings served to the competitor must be consumed within the time frame to continue to the next round.

In the final rounds the winners are determined by who can eat their wings the fastest, top 3 pass from round 4,  fastest in round 5 is winner.

Wings will be monitored by our judges to determine if a competitor has eaten all of the meat from the chicken wings. This is to ensure fairness that all competitors are consuming the same amount of hot sauce and meat in each round.

In the event of a tie it will be broken by who can eat the most wings in a very short period of time.

Winner will receive a big glass of milk, a basket loaded with bottles of hot sauce and big time bragging rights.

Hot Pepper Eating Competition Rundown

How much hot can you handle on Scoville heat scale?!?  If you consider yourself a fire eater then this is a competition for you!

Competitors will have to eat a single hot pepper in under 1 minute.  Sound easy right? But each round the pepper becomes increasingly hotter and competitors are not permitted to drink liquids.

The winner will be determined by being the last remaining competitor willing to continue in the contest.

  • Round 1: Jalapeño (2,500 - 8,000 SU)
  • Round 2: Hungarian Hot Wax (5,000 – 10,000 SU)
  • Round 3: Lemon Drop (30,000-50,000 SU)
  • Round 4: Lightening Habanero (150,000-325,000 SU)
  • Round 5: Trinadad Moruga Scorpion (1.2 Million SU)

If there is a tie after round 5, remaining contestants will enter into a “Lightning Round” where the contestant who eats the most Trinadad Moruga Scorpions in 30 seconds is the winner.

Pre-registration will take place at Heatwave prior to the scheduled competition start time.

Chili Cook Off

Think you have the best recipe for a kick-ass chili?  Then put it to the test at the Heatwave Chili Cook-Off presented by Firehouse Subs.

Judges will score your chili on the heat to taste ratio as well as overall flavour, texture and aroma. Remember this is a hot sauce show so our judges better break a sweat.

In order to qualify you must bring a family sized crock pot of chili for judging, like enough to share with a lots of people.  You can plug in your crock pot for warming.

Your chili will be dished out in small portions to judges for a blind tasting, the chili with the best score wins.  What do you win?  Mega bragging rights and a bunch of hot sauce to make your next batch of amazing chili.  It costs an additional $10 to participate in the competition so we know you are serious but that also gets you a hot little prize just for coming out.

Note you must pre-register so we know you are coming.

 

 

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Below are some hardcore disclaimers because someone wanted to get all wordy.

Official Rules Hot Wing Eating

The wing eating competition is open to all amateur eaters 18 years or older who are in good health.
Professional eaters, persons recognized by the AICE, the IFOCE or members of any professional eating organization are not eligible.
Any competitor with a serious ailment or health problem may not compete in the contest.
Competitors may eat sitting down or standing up in their designated areas. Any contestant leaving their designated area during the contest will be disqualified.
Competitors may not make physical contact with any other competitor at any time. Any competitor who deliberately makes contact with another competitor will be disqualified.
If a competitor vomits or regurgitates at any time during the competition or during the time period the wing count is being tallied, he or she will be disqualified.
The use of utensils is not allowed. Chicken meat must be eaten directly from the bones. Stripping the bones of meat first and eating the meat at one time will not be allowed.
Competitors may not touch the wing basket or wings in the basket before the contest begins. Competitors must place each and every finished chicken wing bone back in the wing basket. Failure to place wing bones back into the basket will result in disqualification.
Competitors are not allowed to drink water, milk or any other liquid during the competition nor are they permitted to put anything else in their mouth during the competition, that includes food, gum, napkin, anything. Contestant will be immediately disqualified if they break these rules. Competitors will be allowed to finish eating any chicken remaining in their mouth when time is called for each round with the exception of the tie-breaker round, if required.
 If contingencies or disputes arise at the contest/before, during or after, that is not explicitly covered by these official rules, the Executive Judge’s decision will stand with the same finality as the rules.
Eating competitions are inherently dangerous activities, and all participants expressly and voluntarily assume the risk of any and all injury and damage(including death) that may result from the participation in eating competitions. Selection of participation in the event and the risks of loss, damage or injury shall at all times remain with and be borne by each participant. Participants will be required to execute a Waiver of Liability, Release, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement before participation.  Contest rules are subject to change. 

Official Rules for Pepper Eating

The pepper eating competition is open to all amateur eaters 18 years or older who are in good health.
Professional eaters, persons recognized by the AICE, the IFOCE or members of any professional eating organization are not eligible.
Any competitor with a serious ailment or health problem may not compete in the contest.
Competitors may eat sitting down or standing up in their designated areas. Any contestant leaving their designated area during the contest will be disqualified.
Competitors may not make physical contact with any other competitor at any time. Any competitor who deliberately makes contact with another competitor will be disqualified.
If a competitor vomits or regurgitates at any time during the competition or during the time period the wing count is being tallied, he or she will be disqualified.
Contestants will be required to eat the entire pepper: flesh, seeds and membrane.
Competitors are not allowed to drink water, milk or any other liquid during the competition nor are they permitted to put anything else in their mouth during the competition, that includes food, gum, napkin, anything. Contestant will be immediately disqualified if they break these rules.
Competitors will be allowed to finish eating any pepper remaining in their mouth when time is called for each round with the exception of the tie-breaker round, if required.
 If contingencies or disputes arise at the contest/before, during or after, that is not explicitly covered by these official rules, the Executive Judge’s decision will stand with the same finality as the rules.
Eating competitions are inherently dangerous activities, and all participants expressly and voluntarily assume the risk of any and all injury and damage(including death) that may result from the participation in eating competitions. Selection of participation in the event and the risks of loss, damage or injury shall at all times remain with and be borne by each participant. Participants will be required to execute a Waiver of Liability, Release, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement before participation.  Contest rules are subject to change.