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The 33rd Annual Hot Sauce Festival Presented by CapMetro returns to The Far Out Lounge and Stage on Sunday, September 10, from 3-9 pm!

Get fired up and eat the heat with local and regional hot sauce bottlers while supporting the Central Texas Food Bank! Winners for this year's Hot Sauce Competition will be announced live on stage during the event along with your vote for the People's Choice Awards. Try them all and vote on your favorites at the People's Choice booth located inside the indoor stage room this year.

Sample and take home your favorite hot sauces brought to you by:

ATX Hot Sauce, Bindu Bites, Boerne Brand Texas Style Hot Sauce, Burn City Sauces, Cowboy Spice Company, Fantastic Fuego, Freaky Ferments, Goodburn Sauce Co., Hill Country Hot Peppers, Klowns On Fire Gourmet Sauces, Mikey V’s Foods, Old Bones Chilli Co., Salsa Maya, SAVIR Foods, Schlotzsky's, Spicy Mion Hot Sauce, Summer Camp Sauces, Teardrop Pepper Co., Wicked Provisions Hot Sauce, and Yellowbird Hot Sauce!


This year's Hot Sauce Festival music lineup brings you performances by The Tiarras, El Combo Oscuro, Lion Heights, plus DJ McPullish!


Enjoy local food truck options from Garbo's Lobster and Austin Rotisserie, bar specials featuring Canteen Spirits, plus Sun Garden Shaved Ice and 1417 Bistro frozen treats to keep you cooled off.

Special thanks to our Hot Sauce Festival Partners People's RX, Renewal By Andersen, the Mexican American Cultural Center, Waterloo Greenway, Thomas J. Henry Law as well as The Far Out Lounge and Stage for your support!


$10 Pre-sale | $15 Day-of

$5 of each ticket purchased goes directly to the Central Texas Food Bank


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Visit our Hot Sauce Home Page for more information.


Off-site parking has moved to Qualitek Auto Body located at 8530 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745 directly south of The Far Out Lounge & Stage venue.

Parking at 220 Ralph Ablanedo Dr. is CLOSED.

Attendees are discouraged from parking in the neighborhoods adjacent to the festival. Please respect all parking signs to avoid being towed. If possible please take public transportation, car pool, arrange a ride, or rideshare!

Rideshare pick-ups and drop-offs should be directed to the northeast corner parking lot of the venue located at Ralph Ablanedo Dr. and S. Congress Ave. CapMetro offers routes with drop-offs within walking distance to the venue through the 801 N. Lamar/S. Congress and 10 S. 1st/Red River transits.

Thank You to our Presenting Sponsor, CapMetro!

Photo by Jay-Alan Baltierra

Venue Information

The Far Out Lounge and Stage
8504 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78745

Organizer Information

The Austin Chronicle

1000 East 40th Street
Austin, TX 78751
+1 (512) 454-5766

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