The 2013 Houston Hot Sauce Festival - the 13th Annual Festival - will be held September 21 & 22, 2013. 100's of award winning hot and fiery food products from around the world at the Stafford Centre.The festival is a showcase for award winning products such as hot sauce, salsa, marinades, rubs, wing sauce, pickled products, jams/jellies, dips and more. We have vendors coming from all over the country including, California, Seattle, Ohio, Indiana, Chicago, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Texas of course, and Australia!Browse, sample and buy flavorful gourmet products that are mild to hot. You’ll find products that satisfy your palate… collectables… and, of course, for the brave of heart (or just crazy) super hots – XXX hot!Every year the kind hearted vendors amp up the heat on some of their products for the most coveted award of the Festival, People’s Choice, “The Hottest Hot Sauce at the Festival.” Beware… Our culinary experts take this competition seriously. They are not afraid to take this trophy… And take you down with it. Please be sure to read the warning labels… And eat at your own risk.EMT’s will be on location to assist hot sauce victims.There will be pepper clothes, jewelry, vendor stalls with arts and crafts, ongoing live entertainment – and a “Chile-dren’s” area – free face painting for the kids!Proceeds will benefit Snowdrop Foundation Cancer Research, which assist patients and families at Texas Children’s Cancer Center through funding for continued research to eliminate childhood cancer and scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors.