First Hot Sauce Expo Has a Barrhaven Flavour

Heating up the Capital announced they are hosting Ottawa’s First Hot Sauce Expo on September 4, 2021.

“This event showcases some of the many great Canadian hot sauces and their makers,” said Barrhaven’s Haico Krijgsman. “Due to Covid-19, Heating up the Capital has been postponed three times. We have switched to an outdoor location with lots of space for social distancing and entertainment. We have everything in place to make this event a great success. Both the makers and hot sauce lovers are excited for Ottawa’s first Hot Sauce Expo!”

The location is Smokie Ridge Vineyard, a fully licensed special event location in the backyard of Ottawa. There is lots of grassy space for social distancing, a massive smoker, BBQ and wood burning pizza oven for hungry attendees. There will also be alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available from the on-site winery and brewery. Smokie Ridge Vineyard is conveniently located in South Mountain, 30 minutes south of Ottawa, 90 minutes from Montreal and 60 minutes from Kingston.

The Capital Punishment Stage will be home of the entertainment and spicy food eating challenges during this event.

One of the highlights in entertainment during the Expo will be The League Of Fire’s (LOF) pepper eating challenge. The winner will be the owner of “Americas Regional Championship Belt” and will have an opportunity to challenge The League Of Fire World Pepper eating Champion and compete for The LOF World Champion Belt. Competitors for this event are coming from all over Canada and the United States.

Advance tickets are available at