Weekend of Fire
Next year's dates TBA. Please note that the information on this site is for the previous year.
Where: The Oscar Event Center
5440 Dixie Highway
Fairfield, OH 45014
Cost: TBA

Presenting Weekend of Fire Fiesta Style!

Hot sauce, salsas, mustards, rubs, hot sauce, marinades, beef jerky, and, oh, did we mention hot sauce? We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s Weekend of Fire will take place on October 6 and 7, with a new twist! This year, we’re adding flair to our fiery foods fest by doing it up Fiesta Style! Weekend of Fire Fiesta Style celebrates a spin on heat by incorporating flavor influences from one of the spiciest food cultures in the world: Mexico! Join us at the Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield on October 6 from 11:00AM-7:00PM and October 7 from 11:00AM-4:00PM to sample and celebrate hundreds of fiery foods and, most of all, to have fun!

Feelin’ brave? The Arena of Fire is going to be smokin’ hot as we introduce new contests, bring back a few favorites, and truly turn the heat up as we challenge those who dare to enter the arena with the spiciest creations we can come up with. 

The Festival

Not Just Hot Sauce
The Weekend of Fire is an amazing place for hot sauce lovers, but there is so much more. As you go booth to booth, you’ll try many hot sauces (from mild to wild), but you’ll also find BBQ sauces, salsas, rubs, mustard, spices and even more. If the food can be hot, there is a good chance you’ll find it here

Competition Is Hot
Join us in the Arena of Fire throughout the weekend for spicy contests designed to push competitors to their limits. If you’re not brave enough to compete, be sure to stop by and cheer on the competitors as they consume some of the hottest items from the show.

Take Home Your Favorites
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.

Vote and be Heard
Each year, you the fan will decide who walks out of the Weekend of Fire with a coveted WOFI and who must wait another year. Be sure to grab a ballot and place your votes for awards such as: Best Hot Sauce, Best Salsa, Best Booth and more. The awards will be given at the end of the day Saturday and posted online.


For The Whole Family
This family friendly show will be packed with activities for everyone. There will be face painting and balloon twisters to entertain kids of all ages. There will also be stilt walkers making their way through the crowd and more. Don’t miss the chance to experience the excitement of this show!

And Some Just for Adults
If the spicy samples have your mouth on fire, stop by the bar and grab a beer to cool you down. There will be special drink prices and more to keep you hydrated and ready to sample all the fiery foods you can handle!

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, or Margarita! Make them as mild or as wild as you want and challenge your friends to try something new!

Playing With Fire
Be part of the excitement and help us vote for the Best of the Fest Awards. We will be awarding prizes based on voting by all Weekend of Fire attendees. Be sure to stop by one of the voting kiosks at the show and enjoy tasting all the cheeses up for an award.


Directions, Parking & Lodging


The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market
5440 Dixie Highway
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.

    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

  • 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

  • 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

2018 Contests

  • Saturday

    12:00 Blistering Bloody Mary - Papi Joe’s

    1:00 Pizza Sweats - Scotty O’ Hotty

    2:00 Pickle D’Licious - Sucker Punch Gourmet

    3:00 Wing King - Puckerbutt

    3:30 Oscar Tear - CaJohn’s

    4:00 Salsa Scorcher - Seasonal Selections

    5:00 Arena of Fire

  • Sunday

    12:00 Salsa Scorcher - Mikey V’s

    12:45 Wing King - Dude Seriously

    1:30 Rockin Coneys - Chili Rocks

    2:00 Pizza Sweats - Sh That’s Hot

2018 Vendors

  • Gold Sponsors

    Dude Seriously LLC
    Goldrush Farms - Medina Foods

  • Vendors

    Ben Skarmas
    Burns and McCoy
    Hoboken Eddie
    Lola's Fine Hot Sauce
    Smoke Hall Foods
    Scotty O'Hotty
    Source Atlantique
    PuckerButt Pepper Company
    Blacklick Spice Company
    Blue Sky Bar-B-Que, LLC
    Blue Top Brand
    Bravado Spice Co.
    Chili Rocks
    Clamlube Brand Hot Sauce
    Corine's Cuisine
    Country Archer Jerky Co
    Dashelito's Hot Sauces & Spicy Foods
    Dean Jacob's - Xcell International
    Double Comfort Foods
    Elijah's Xtreme Courmet Sauces
    Grayson Natural Farms LLC
    Golden Country Oriental Food LLC
    Grand Dad's BBQ

  • Hell Fire Detroit
    High River Sauces
    Horchata LLC
    Hotter Than El
    Howard's Creek Authentic Beer Cheese
    Lindeman's BBQ Sauce
    Little Diablo Salsa
    Mike's Hot Honey
    Mikey V's Foods
    Papi Joe's Tennessee Pepper Sauce Co.
    Pepplish Provisions
    Rasta Bros
    Road Hog Willy
    Salsa Me Krazy
    Seasonal Selections LLC
    Sh' That's Hot!
    Skipkenny BBQ
    Sugar Bob's Kinest Find
    The General's Hot Sauce
    The Mustard Man
    The Shed BBQ
    Uncle Snorey
    Uncle Stevie's
    Volcanic Peppers
    Whitehouse Station Sauce Company
    Wiltshire Chili Farm
    Yellowbird Foods

2018 Entertainment

  • Saturday

    11:00-3:00 Fire Performer

    1:00-4:00 Stilt Juggler

    12:00-2:00 LED Performer

    11:00-2:00 Tarot/Palm Reader

    1:00 & 1:30 Salsa Dance Lesson

  • Sunday

    12:00-2:00 Fire Eater

    12:00-2:00 Stilt Juggler

    11:00-1:00 Tarot/Palm Reader

    1:00 & 1:30 Salsa Dance Lesson


  • Check back for ticket information

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
    Granddad's Original BBQ Sauce

  • 2017 Best Salsa

    First Place
    Mikey V's Smoked Bacon

    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
    Granddad's Original

    Third Place
    Papi Joe's

  • 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 6 & 7

  • Where is the festival?

    Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire will be held in the elegant Oscar Event Center located above Jungle Jim’s. Please park in the spaces
    designated for The Oscar Event Center located to the left as you come in the main entrance with the gorilla sign.

    The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s
    5440 Dixie Highway
    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 Event Center 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.

Back to Top