Sunday’s event pick: 25th Annual Hot Sauce Festival

Alex and Kim Armendariz, of Austin, enjoy dancing to the sounds of El Tule at the festival. The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, which began in 1990, has become the world's largest and many turned out on a blistering hot day at Fiesta Gardens Sunday afternoon August 24, 2014 to try hundreds of sauces. The event is the major fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas and features hot sauce competitions, food vendors and entertainment.  RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Alex and Kim Armendariz, of Austin, enjoy dancing to the sounds of El Tule at the festival.  RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

To beat the heat this summer, you’ve got to eat it at the 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, one of the largest gatherings of hot sauce aficionados out there. These spicy food lovers will be able to sample hundreds of hot sauces and vote on their favorites.

They’ll also listen to live music from Sphynx, Bidi Bid Banda and Dale Watson and His Lone Stars. The festival is a major contributor to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

Details: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free; $5 donation to Capital Area Food Bank of Texas encouraged. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. www.austinchronicle.com/hotsauce.


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