Weekend of Fire
Details for our 2021 Weekend of Fire are to be announced. For a taste of the hottest fest in the Midwest, explore the details below!
Tickets coming soon
Where: The Oscar Event Center
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
Cost: TBA

Back & Hotter Than Ever!

Hot sauce, salsas, mustards, rubs, hot sauce, marinades, beef jerky, and, oh, did we mention hot sauce? We’re thrilled to announce that the 13th annual Weekend of Fire will take place on October 5 and 6 at The Oscar Event Center! This year, we’re bringing you more samples, more fiery foods, and more heat with brand new competitions, newly-imagined WOFI awards, and plenty of the spicy foods that you love! Join us at the Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield to sample and celebrate hundreds of fiery foods and, most of all, to have fun!

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 Competitions
New this year, we’re pitting vendor against 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 2019 champion!

Test your mettle in the Arena of Fire
You can purchase your favorite products right from the manufacturers! Each booth will have plenty of product on hand, so sample all you please and be sure to take some home for later. You can find some of the best deals of the year at the booths during the show.

Most of all, have fun!
We promise that this year’s Weekend of Fire will be hotter and spicier than ever. More heat, more fun! So, on behalf of our Jungle Jim’s team, we’re officially inviting you to Weekend of Fire 2019! We can’t wait to see you!

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Directions, Parking & Lodging

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

Parking

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.

Free Shuttle!

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

2019 Contests

Saturday

12:30 – Papi Joe’s Blistering Bloody Mary garnished with Jungle Jim’s Ghost Pepper stuffed Olives

 

1:15 – Chili Rocks Rockin Coney with Big Fork Three Pepper Bacon Sausage

 

2:00 – Blazing Foods Death Nut Challenge

 

2:45 – Feast of Fire

Sunday

12:15 – Katie’s Premium Jerky & Snacks Flaming Ass Beef Jerky

 

1:00 – Scotty O’ Hotty Spicy Pizza Sweats

 

1:45 – Vendor to Vendor Blind Wing Eating Throw Down

 

3:00 – Vendor Awards

2019 Vendors

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors!


Rainforest Water

 


Frontera Chips

 


Daddy Sam’s All-Natural Sawces

 


Blazing Foods

 


Mi Nina Tortilla Chips

 


Yangs 5th Taste

 


Goldrush Farms

 


Saputo Specialty Cheese

 


Hank Sauce

Vendors

Scotty O’Hotty
Papi Joe’s Tennessee Pepper Sauce Co.
Hoboken Eddie’s
Oscar Event Center
Rising Smoke Sauceworks
Hell Fire Detroit
The Spicy Shark
Terrapin Ridge Farms
Skipkenny BBQ
Mi Nina Tortilla Chips
Bunker Hill Cheese Co. Inc.
Mesa Fresca
Corine’s Cuisine
UrbanQ Smokehouse
Xcell International Corp.
Bellisari’s Gourmet Sauces and Spreads
Ole Ray’s Sauces
Granddads Original BBQ Sauce
Double Comfort Foods
Sawasdee Thai Cuisine
Uncle Stevie’s
dude, seriously LLC
Daddy Sam’s All-Natural Sawces
Juicymelt Supreme
Chili Rocks

Dave’s Gourmet
David Evans Foods
Blazing Foods
Howard’s Creek Authentic Beer Cheese
Yangs 5th Taste
Fair Ridge Farms
Uncle Snorey
Elijah’s Xtreme Gourmet Sauces
Slap Ya Mama
SH’ THAT’S HOT!
Little Diablo Salsa
Sauced & Glazed LLC.
Bravado Spice Co
Mutt’s Sauce LLC
Goldrush Farms
Saputo Specialty Cheese
Delicae Gourmet
Wiltshire Chilli Farm
Volcanic Peppers
The Mustard Man
Clamlube Hot Sauce
Straight Up Salsa
Angry Irishman
Sol Pepper Company
Katie’s Premium Jerky and Snacks
Eastland Food Corp
Pepper-R-Paradise
Gourmet Chips and Sauces
Tabasco
Nando’s
Jungle Jims Olive Bar
Hank Sauce LLC.

2019 Entertainment

Saturday

12:00-2:00 Henna Artist

 

12:00-2:00 Fire Eater

Sunday

12:00-2:00 Henna Artist

 

12:00-2:00 Fire Eater

 

12:30-2:00 Dueling Pianos

Tickets

General Admission

Each ticket gives you 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!

Kids

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. Kids Tickets are for children age 5-12 years old. Children 4 years old and younger are free!

2019 WOFI Winners

2019 Best Hot Sauce

First Place
Dude Seriously – Dude Seriously Hot Sauce

Second Place
Uncle Snorey – TBA Taste Bud Annihilator

Third Place
Hank Sauce – Cilanktro

2019 Best Hot Specialty

First Place
Dude Seriously – Hot Honey

Second Place
Uncle Snorey – Jalapeno Relish

Third Place
Spicy Shark – Hot Honey

2019 Best Hot Specialty (Non-sauce)

First Place
Grand Dad’s – Chili

Second Place
Spicy Shark – Hot Blueberry Syrup

Third Place
Slap Ya Mama – Cajun Seasoning

2019 Best Salsa

First Place
Uncle Snorey – Mango Tango

Second Place
Scotty O’ Hotty – Beer Bacon

Third Place
Little Diablo – Seared Pineapple and Ginger

2019 Best BBQ Sauce

First Place
Uncle Stevie’s – Sweet & Sassy Sasquatch

Second Place
Grand Dad’s – Hot BBQ

Third Place
Papi Joe’s – Tennessee Whiskey BBQ

2019 Special Mentions

Best Booth
Scotty O’ Hotty

Vendor vs Vendor Blind Wing Sauce Contest
Dude Seriously

Rising Star
Dude Seriously

2018 WOFI Winners

2018 Best Hot Sauce

First Place
Dude Seriously – Dude Seriously Hot Sauce

Second Place
Angry Irishman – Chipotle Sauce

Third Place
Mikey V’s – I love Taco Sauce So Much – Hot

2018 Best Hot Specialty

First Place
Elijah’s Extreme – Reaper Sauce

Second Place
Scotty O’Hotty – Beer Bacon Salsa

Third Place
Mikey V’s – Spicy Reaper Pickles

2018 Best Salsa

First Place
Mikey V’s – Smoked Bacon Salsa

Second Place
Scotty O’Hotty – Ghost Salsa

Third Place
Uncle Snorey – Mango Tango Salsa

2018 Best BBQ Sauce

First Place
Grand Dad’s – Original Homemade BBQ Sauce

Second Place
Papi Joe’s Tennessee Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Third Place
Uncle Stevie’s – Sweet N Sassy Sasquatch Sauce

2017 WOFI Winners

2017 Best Hot Sauce

First Place
Scotty O’Hotty – Beer Bacon with Scorpion Hot Sauce

Second Place
Dashelito’s – Black Burn Out Hot Sauce

Third Place
Bravado Spice – Pineapple and Habanero Hot Sauce

2017 Best BBQ Sauce

First Place
The Shed – Southern Sweet BBQ

Second Place
Chili Rocks – Fiery Pepper Whiskey BBQ Sauce

Third Place
Grand Dad’s – Original BBQ Sauce

2017 Best Salsa

First Place
Mikey V’s – Smoked Bacon Salsa

Second Place
Elijah’s Extreme – Ghost Pepper Salsa

Third Place
Scotty O’ Hotty – Ghost Pepper Salsa

2017 Best Hot Specialty

First Place
Elijah’s Extreme – Reaper Sauce

Second Place
Little Bird – Fire Syrup

Third Place
Scotty O’Hotty – Beer Bacon Chipotle

2016 WOFI Winners

2016 Best Hot Sauce

First Place
High River – Cheeba Gold

Second Place
Elijah’s Extreme – Reaper Sauce

Third Place
Scotty O’Hotty – Reaper De Muerte

2016 Best BBQ Sauce

First Place
Kentucky’s Smokin Grill

Second Place
Grand Dad’s – Original BBQ Sauce

Third Place
Papi Joe’s – Tennessee Whiskey BBQ Sauce

2016 Best Salsa

First Place
Little Diablo Salsa – Seared Pineapple and Ginger

Second Place
Bob’s Best Salsa – Black Bean and Corn

Third Place
Chili Rocks – Ghostly Reaper Salsa

2016 Best Hot Specialty

First Place
Mad Sweet Heat – Candied Jalapeno Relish

Second Place
Mad Sweet Heat – Sliced Candied Jalapeno

Third Place
Scotty O’Hotty – Beer Bacon Chipotle

2015 WOFI Winners

2015 Best Hot Sauce

First Place
CaJohn’s – Tiki Bar Hot Sauce

Second Place
Papi Joe’s – Tennesee Hot Sauce

Third Place
Scotty O’Hotty – Reaper De Muerte

2015 Best BBQ Sauce

First Place
Papi Joe’s – Tart & Tangy BBQ

Second Place
CaJohn’s – Bourbon Chipotle BBQ

Third Place
Kentucky’s Smokin’ Grill – Spicy Hot

2015 Best Salsa

First Place
Deception Salsa Oink – Spicy Bacon

Second Place
CaJohn’s – Pumpkin Salsa

Third Place
Bob’s Best Salsa – Thick & Chunky Salsa

2015 Best Hot Specialty

First Place
Scotty O’ Hotty – Beer Bacon Chipotle

Second Place
Frog Bones – Cajun Sauce Remoulade

Third Place
Papi Joe’s – Sassy Bloody Mary Mix

2015 Best Booth

First Place
Chili Rocks

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the festival?

    October 5 & 6

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  • Where is the festival?

    Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire will be held in the elegant Oscar Event Center located above Jungle Jim’s.

    The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s
    5440 Dixie Highway
    Fairfield, OH 45014
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  • How much are tickets?

    Our Ticket Page has all the information you need.

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  • Where can I buy my ticket?

    Our Ticket Page has all the information you need.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • Is the event indoors or outdoors?

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

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  • How much is parking?

    Parking is free.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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