Red Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest

Saturday, September 9, 9AM – 1PM

Contest begins at 11AM.

Downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market, 713 Ohio Ave., Wichita Falls, TX

Looking for the entry form for Drop it Like It’s Hot Salsa Contest? Click here.

The hottest elimination challenge in Wichita Falls! 

During the Red Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest, the participants eat fresh peppers, starting with a modest number of Scoville Unit the dose of capsaicin rises to super hots like the Carolina Reaper. Last challenger standing wins a spicy prize. 

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You understand that this is not for the faint of heart. Only real daredevils, the real fire eaters, make the trip from jalapeño to a reaper (between 1.5 and 2.2 million Scoville Heat Units)


This is a test of endurance and stamina and poor judgement. All contestants are placed around a table and will proceed chili after chili until the last person is standing. You will have 1-minute to consume each pepper; if you can’t move to the next pepper you will be eliminated. You begin with mild peppers and progress to hotter and hotter peppers with some surprises toward the end. 


The last person standing is declared the 2023 Red Hot Chili Pepper Champ and will receive local notoriety, bragging rights and most importantly: a Pepperpalooza trophy by Red River Steel and Ruben’s House of Classics, gift card to On The Border, free tacos and market bucks!!

Are you a daredevil? Check! Check! DOUBLE check!

  • Your registration is only for yourself.
  • We expect you near the info table approx. 10 minutes before the start. A hold harmless agreement must be signed. Eat at your own risk.
  • After this, the emcee invites you to the challenge table. 
  • Are you too late or not showing up at all? Then your spot will go to a participant from the reserve list.

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