Celebrate Highwood refuses to let the rain put out its fire and has chosen a new date for Inferno Fest: Wednesday, July 12 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Everts Park, 130 Highwood Avenue, Highwood. The event had to be rescheduled due to Mother Nature’s unpredictable weather in June, and it will be back with an immense assortment of spicy foods and the spicy tamale Inferno Fest Eating Contest.
Inferno Fest will test the taste buds of the most fearless food enthusiasts with the hottest and spiciest foods and beverages. For those worried they may not be able to handle the heat, have no fear, the event will take place in conjunction with all the fabulous vendors at the weekly Highwood Evening Gourmet Market.
Inferno Fest will feature such creations as spicy pasta dishes, peppery nuts and popcorn, piquant tacos and salsa, hot wings, and many more daring dishes to taste. Furthermore, Celebrate Highwood is inviting all of the bravest souls to compete in its Inferno Fest Eating Contest to see how many spicy tamales from La Casa de Isaac they can eat in just one minute without crying for the ‘Milk Angels’ to rescue them with a cool glass of milk.
The Inferno Fest Eating Contest commences at 7 p.m. at the gazebo. All competitors are required to complete and sign a participation waiver prior to the contest. The entry fee to participate is only $10, with a $200 Visa gift card going to the winner courtesy of Celebrate Highwood. All entrants will receive a complimentary bottle of hot sauce from event sponsor, Pepper Palace, the planet’s #1 hot shop that believes food should be memorable with a taste that consumes you and creates a “Spice Life” experience with their small batch, handcrafted, natural, and award winning products.
Live music and an assortment of unique fiery foods will create an entertaining atmosphere at Inferno Fest while visitors sample the hottest foods on the North Shore.