Jungle Jim's International Market announced yesterday, September 19, 2013, that the dates for this year's Weekend of Fire event will be October 5th and 6th. The two day event includes 55 vendors sampling over 350 hot sauces, rubs, salsas, barbecue sauces, mustards and more. Also included in the fiery festivities is the Arena of Fire, where competitors will try to outdo each other by eating the hottest sauces available at the event and younger attendees take on each other in a more civilized fashion. Contests include: Hot Bloody Mary, Brownie Brawl, Spicy Green Bean Challenge and Bug Jell-O. Attendees will also get the opportunity to vote for their favorite hot sauce, salsa, booth and others with the winner being announced at the conclusion of the show on Sunday. Free monorail rides, live music, drink specials and a "photo on a label" booth are also planned for this unique weekend.
Those wishing to attend this year's event can purchase tickets online or by visiting the customer service desk at either Jungle Jim's location. Tickets will also be available at the door during the show. Adult admission is $8.00, children 5-12 are $1.00 and ages 4 and under are free. Jungle Jim's requests that all children under 16 be accompanied by an adult. The event is being held at the Oscar Event Center located at Jungle Jim's Fairfield location and runs from 11:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.