Hot Sauce and Hot Rides
August 24 - 25, 2024 | The ultimate experience for hot sauce enthusiasts RETURNS! Showcasing hot rides, hot sauces, competitions, and more—Don't miss this opportunity to taste the heat!
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Where: The Oscar Event Center
5440 Dixie Hwy,
Fairfield, OH 45014

Summer of 2024 is On Fire!

Hot sauce, salsas, mustards, rubs, hot sauce, marinades, beef jerky, and, oh, did we mention hot sauce? We’re thrilled to announce the return of Weekend of Fire August 24, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm and August 25, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at The Oscar Event Center & The Oscar Station! Enjoy more samples, more fiery foods, and more heat with brand new competitions, hot rides, and plenty of the spicy foods that you love!

The Festival

The Singe Bar
Craft your own hot and spicy cocktail at The Singe Bar! Our bartenders will provide the spirits for you to make the perfect Bloody Mary. Make them as mild or as wild as you want and challenge your friends to try something new!

New Cars & Competitions
Feel the heat on Sunday with flame-hot foods and fiery decals! Over 50 hot rides from Cincy Cool Cars Club are coming to The Oscar Station parking lot for public guests and event attendees alike to admire and enjoy during Festival hours. Touring the car show is free, but a ticket is required for full access to the Festival next door. This is a judged event with a registration fee for participating vehicles. Cars will be registered the day of the show for $20 per person. For more information, please contact Cincy Cool Cars Club at Meanwhile, it’s vendor versus vendor in a fiery foods showdown to determine your favorites! Recipes from participating vendors will go head-to-head in the Arena of Fire, and we’ll let you sign-up to try them, if you dare. Vote for your favorites to decide the 2024 champion!

Test your mettle in the Arena of Fire
Think you can take the heat? Challenge your fellow hot heads in the Arena of Fire! Go head-to-head with family and friends in a battle of wills to see who beats the burn! Keep an eye out for sign-up booths at the show to join the fun. Spaces are limited so interested parties should sign up early.

Most of all, have fun!
You’ll see stilt walkers, fire performers, balloon twisters, LED performers, and more at the Weekend of Fire! Capture fun memories together in our 360 Photo Booth as you enjoy live music, entertainment, and lively competition. Find some of the best deals of the year for your favorite fiery foods, direct from the creators! So, on behalf of our Jungle Jim’s team, we’re officially inviting you to Weekend of Fire 2024! We can’t wait to see you!

Weekend of Fire 2024 is brought to you by:

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Directions, Parking & Lodging

The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Hwy,
Fairfield, OH 45014


Need somewhere to stay?

Jungle Jim’s has partnered with the following hotels and special offers may be available for customers who book their rooms with them. When making your reservations be sure to mention that you will be attending a Junglefest!

Holiday Inn at Centre Park of West Chester

5800 Muhlhauser Rd.
West Chester Township, OH 45069

Welcome to the Brand New West Chester Hotel at Centre Park! Welcome as you begin your journey to Centre Park and step into an extraordinary experience at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati North – West Chester featuring Ohio’s first Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. Located 20 miles from Downtown Cincinnati and within minutes of I-275 and I-75, our hotel rises above all of the competition.

Phone: 513-874-2744

Cincinnati Marriott North

6189 Muhlhauser Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069

The Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre is the perfect place for you to stay on your next getaway! Located conveniently off of I-75 in West Chester, the Cincinnati Marriott North features 295 comfortable guest rooms, 24-hour business center, wireless Internet, non-smoking rooms, indoor lap pool, executive fitness center, and so much more! The property also features the RiverCity Grille Restaurant and Lounge, a great casual dining experience, which is a great way to end a long day!

Phone: 513-874-7335

Hilton Garden Inn

9306 Schulze Dr.
West Chester, OH 45069

The Hilton Garden Inn West Chester hotel is conveniently located off I-75 within one mile of businesses, shops, restaurants and many activities! Feel at home in a bright and spacious guest room or suite, equipped with complimentary WiFi, an HDTV, a mini-refrigerator, a plush Garden Sleep System bed, a work desk with ergonomic chair and a Keurig® coffee maker. Unwind in the Lounge or on the patio, and enjoy tasty American cuisine in the welcoming Garden Grille & Bar.

Phone: 513-860-3170

Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton

1 Riverfront Plaza
Hamilton, OH 45011

The Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton hotel is ideal for the business traveler, with 120 guestrooms, 6,500 square feet of meeting and banquet space with full catering available, and a healthy breakfast buffet. Looking for Miami University hotels? The Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton is a short drive from Miami University and a perfect choice for your next trip to Butler County. Situated in the heart of downtown Hamilton, “The City of Sculpture,” the Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton is close to many dining, entertainment, and shopping options. The Courtyard provides exactly the room you need for work, relaxation and sleep with a large work area with well-lit desk and free high-speed Internet access. Also available is an indoor pool, exercise room, and business center.

Phone: 513-896-6200

Quality Inn West Chester

8567 Cincinnati Dayton Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069

The Quality Inn of West Chester is located conveniently off of I-75. The hotel features wonderful guest amenities including: a spacious heated indoor swimming pool, business center, Internet access, and exceptional customer service!

Phone: 513-755-3900

Home2 Suites

7145 Liberty Centre Dr.
Liberty Township, OH 45069

Settle in and stay a while at our new Home2 Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Liberty Center. Enjoy all the comforts of home just minutes from downtown Cincinnati and adjacent to Liberty Town Center. Business travelers appreciate our proximity to businesses such as Jungle Jim’s, Cincinnati Enquirer, GE Aviation, Level 3 Communications and Proctor & Gamble.

Phone: 513-644-2207

Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North

7500 Tylers Place Boulevard,
West Chester, OH, 45069

Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North is centrally located between Dayton and Cincinnati, minutes from the Voice of America Center, Cincinnati Premium Outlets, and Miami Valley Gaming. Enjoy fast & free WiFi, free parking, and local Best Brews® craft beer during your stay at our West Chester hotel.

Phone: 513-777-1101

2024 Contests Coming soon...

2024 Vendors

The Oscar Event Center

Smokin Ed’s and Puckerbutt
Red Beard Seasonings
Louisiana Hot Sauce
Casa M Spice Co
Mikey V’s Foods
Uncle Stevie’s
Katie’s Premium Jerky and Snacks

Lee Kum Kee
Hot Llamas Hot Sauce
B.T. Leigh’s Sauces and Rubs
The General’s Hot Sauce
Farmer Nate’s Sauce Co
Point Blank Pepper Company
Chugwater Chili Corporation
That Dam Jam!
Pup & The Pepper
Ranellio’s Foods Company
Dude, Seriously Hot Sauce
Tannenbaum’s Botanical Hot Sauce
The Mustard Man
Coney Island Saucery
Black Cap Hot Sauce
Spicy Mion Hot Sauce
Healsi Water
Stanky Sauce
Maletta’s Hot Sauce
Knee Deep Blends
Hell’s Kitchen Hot Sauce
Feel The Burn Hot Sauce
Fire Heaven
Funky’s Hot Sauce Factory
The Spice Trade Outpost
Sawasdee Thai Cuisine
Eze Foods
Bravado Spice Co.
Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce
Hook & Arrow
Cowboy By Choice
Sauce Goddess
Klowns On Fire Gourmet Sauces
HOIST IV-Level Hydration
Dutch Oven Smokehouse
Howard’s Creek
Dave’s Gourmet
Cantina Royal Hot Sauce
Volcanic Peppers
Ridgecrest Farm
G&J Pepsi
Shine Water


General Admission

Each ticket gives you one-day entry for Saturday or Sunday and access to all of the awesome hot sauce, BBQ sauce, salsa, rubs, and snacks available throughout the festival. Feelin’ brave? You can enter the Arena of Fire to test your mettle against our spiciest hot sauces!

$15 + tax


This is a family-friendly event, so bring the whole crew! A Kids Ticket includes one-day entry to Weekend of Fire for Saturday or Sunday. Kids are welcome to try as many samples as they dare, but the Arena of Fire is restricted to those 18 years of age and older. For kids that aren’t fans of spicy foods, there will be plenty of water, soft drinks, and entertainment–including stilt walkers, balloon twisters, and fire performers! Kids Tickets are for children aged 5-12 years old. Children 4 years old and younger are free!

$2 + tax

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is the festival?

    Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire will be held in the Oscar Event Center, one of our event venues. Please park in the lot facing Dixie Highway, located next to United Dairy Farmers Gas Station. Additional parking is available through the Elephant Entrance on Jungle Jim Drive, off North Gilmore Rd.

    The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s

    5440 Dixie Hwy,

    Fairfield, OH 45014
  • How much are tickets?

    Our Ticket Page has all the information you need.

  • Where can I buy my ticket?

    Our Ticket Page has all the information you need.

  • Is the show open to the public?

    Yes, this is a public show and everyone is welcome. Tickets are needed for all people 5 years old and up.
    Ages 4 & under are free. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Can I bring my child?

    This is a family event. Children 4 and under are free. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Will there be any food or drink available besides the samples?

    Water, soft drinks and beer will be available inside the show.

  • Is the event indoors or outdoors?

    The show and contests will take place inside The Oscar Station which is above Jungle Jim’s International Market.

  • How much is parking?

    Parking is free.

  • I heard there are contests, how do I sign up?

    To sign up for the contests, just look for the Contest Registration Table located at the top of the stairs in the lobby of The Oscar Event Center. You can register while at the Weekend of Fire any time prior to the beginning of the contest. There is a limited number of people for each contest, so be sure to sign up as soon as you get to the show.

  • I don’t like really hot sauce, is there anything for me at the show?

    There are so many vendors with so many samples that everyone will have products to try. Most vendors sample and sell products that go from mild to wild, so just ask for the mild and you will be fine.

  • Will I be able to buy products at the show?

    Yes! The Weekend of Fire is definitely a great place to purchase all kinds of products! You get to sample everything, so why not purchase your favorites? Some of the vendors will bring new products to the show that are just coming into the market so you will be the first to have the chance to purchase them.

  • What if things get too hot? How do I cool my mouth down?

    There are a few things that will help you with too much heat. One is starch. Since many vendors will be giving out samples of sauces on a chip, you can try a few chips to take a few degrees off your tongue. Also try soft drinks, beer and mixed drinks. Avoid water, as it won’t help much.

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