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2. There’s a new theme
Jungle Jim’s, an international grocery store, wanted to go international with this year’s festival and pay homage to a culture that has some of the spiciest foods in the world: Mexico.
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3. Exclusive hot sauce only at Weekend of Fire
In another twist, Jungle Jim’s is teaming up with Scotty O’Hotty, an award-winning hot sauce company, to create a limited-edition exclusive hot sauce for Weekend of Fire. The sauce, made from a blend of hatch, serrano, and ghost peppers with Mexican beverage tequila, will only be available for purchase at the two-day festival.
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4. Show off your love for spicy foods
For those brave enough, the Arena of Fire provides a host of smokin’ hot food challenges, some old and some new. Contests include:
- Blistering Bloody Mary
- Pizza Sweats
- Pickle D'Licious
- Wing King
- Oscar Tear
- Salsa Scorcher
- Wing King
- Rockin' Coneys
5. There’s entertainment, too
No need to eat for hours on end. Let a host of entertainers strut their stuff, including a fire perfomer, stilt juggler, LED Performer, tarot/palm reader and even a Salsa Dance Lesson
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6. It’s not just about the food
To quench guests’ thirst, Weekend of Fire offers the Singe Bar to create customized bloody Marys or a new Mexican-themed addition, margaritas. While beer and mixed drinks may help cool down your tongue, lovers of spicy food know to avoid water, as it won’t help much.
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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Weekend of Fire: Fiesta Style
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield.
ADMISSION: $10 purchased in advance or $12 the day of the event. Kids' tickets are available for $2. Children 4 years old and younger attend for free.