Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
You think it’s hot now? Wait until your mouth is on fire from some of the Scoville scale-rated salsas at the 23rd annual hot sauce festival on Sunday, Aug. 25. The celebration, which draws around 15,000 people and more than 350 entries, is also a fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, and admission is free with a donation of three nonperishable food items or cash. And food vendors like Amy’s Ice Cream, Austin’s Pizza and Curra’s Grill will be there when you need a break from chips and salsa. But just remember: it’s good for you to sweat out all those toxins (free with donation, Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Aug. 25, 11 AM-6 PM).