Rib Cookoff Hot Pepper Eating Contest


SPECIAL EVENT: The Pepper Festival’s Hot Pepper Eating Contest @ All-American Rib Cookoff Entry. Must be at least 18 years of age. One entry purchase per person. – MUST SCROLL DOWN AND READ INFO BELOW BEFORE PURCHASING!


The Pepper Festival’s Hot Pepper Eating Contest
@ Auburn’s All-American Rib Cookoff!
Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 3pm
Recreation Park in Auburn, CA

Spots are limited, so reserve your entry TODAY!

The cost is $20 per entry to cover the costs of fresh peppers. One entry purchased per person so that we have individual information for each entrant. Must be 18 years old at the time of the contest – Saturday, September 28, 2019. Naturally, there will be a waiver to read and sign prior to the contest. You will receive a PDF file of the waiver and rules and must have it signed and returned to us by the specified date (it will be in the Email with the waiver) in order to be included in the contest.

We will also be doing in-person sign-ups from 11am to 2pm at Recreation Park and the contest is at 3pm.


Please read the following bullet points before purchasing an entry. These are rules and things to consider. By purchasing an entry, you have agreed that you have read and agree with the bullet items below. There will be no refunds given for entries. If you have any questions about this contest, send them to us before purchasing by clicking HERE.
• Contestants must be in good physical health and not have any heart or stomach issues. If there is any question, please seek a doctor’s advice prior to purchasing an entry. Seriously.
• Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the festival (September 7, 2019). Yes, we’ll be checking IDs.
• The contest will have a series of rounds with the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) increasing with each round.
• Contestants may withdraw from the contest at any time.
• Contestants will be required to eat the entire pepper (flesh, seeds and membrane) other than the stem.
• Contestants will be allowed one minute to finish any pepper remaining in their mouth when time is called (except for during a tie breaker).
• The winner will be the last contestant willing and/or able to continue.
• In the event of the need for a tie-breaker, there will be a tie-breaker round. Format to be announced.
• There will be ZERO tolerance for any form of cheating (coating the inside of the mouth, etc.).
• Drinking any liquid during the contest will be grounds for disqualification.
• If any contestant vomits or spits out any peppers, they will be disqualified.


NOTE: We may be changing the prizes and prize structure (in a positive way) as we get closer. Stay tuned!

1st Place or “Last Person Standing” – TBD
2nd Place or “First Loser” – TBD
3rd Place or “We Already Forgot Your Name” – TBD