New Jersey Chili, Hot Sauce, Chile Pepper and other Hot Peppers Festivals in 2023

Where, When and More to Find an Chili, Hot Sauce, Chile Pepper and other Hot Peppers Festival in New Jersey Near You!

Looking for a New Jersey Chili, Hot Sauce, Chile Pepper and other Hot Peppers festival in June 2023? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! All the Chili, Hot Sauce, Chile Pepper and other Hot Peppers festivals we can find are listed on this page! If you love Hot Peppers, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Chili, Hot Sauce, Chile Pepper and other Hot Peppers festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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2023 New Jersey Chile Pepper and other Hot Peppers Festivals!

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New Jersey Hot Pepper Festivals

  • Bring The Heat Chili Cook Off - April, it was cancelled in 2020
    48 Old Highway 22 Clinton, NJ 08809.  Come taste up to 25 chilis in both individual and restaurant categories and vote for your favorite! There will also be a tricky tray, 50/50 raffle with 5 chances to win, beer and wine for sale, and entertainment
  • Hop Sauce Fest - June 
    Beach Haven, New Jersey. We were so bummed to cancel HopSauce in 2020 and unfortunately there is still so much uncertainty this year due to COVID-19. At this point in time we are loosely planning to run our event, but we are not currently selling tickets or entertaining sponsorships. Please continue to check back on their website as regulations change and the world becomes a more healthy place!
  • Tom's River Chili and Comfort Food Festival - Saturday. September 18, 2021 from 12 pm to 6 pm
    Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey. This annual event is returning in 2021 with some exciting changes! Stay tuned for updates
  • NJ Taco Festival - Saturday, September 11, 2021
    Sussex County Fairground, Augusta, New Jersey. All Day Non-Stop Taco Party Action! A whole day full of entertainment, competitions, fun, and tacos! This year we once again bring you performances by great bands! And don't forget to check out the full stage schedule for the pepper eating contest, Margarita Mix-Down and more!  Does your favorite restaurant have the tri-state area's #1 taco? We have assembled a panel of media personalities, food writers, celebrity chefs, and more. So join us to determine who will take home the gold in 5 taco categories.
  • Saucetoberfest - September, last held in 2019
    Schaefer Farms, 1051 County Rd 523, Flemington, NJ 08822



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