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Hot Pepper Festival

Everything's Hotter in Texas!

Saturday, October 24 from 10 am - 6 pm
Chili's Street Dance in Old Town Palestine from 7 pm - 10 pm

Palestine Main Street
Main Stage located at:
300 W. Oak Street
Palestine, Texas 75801

Schedule of Events

Hot Pepper Parade
Hot Pepper Parade
Oct 24, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hot Pepper Eating Contest
Hot Pepper Eating Contest
Oct 24, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Chili's Street Dance
Chili's Street Dance
Oct 24, 2020 | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fright Night: Haunted House
Fright Night: Haunted House
Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2020 | 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
$15.00 general admission
$10.00 discounted with two canned goods per person
Hosted by the Palestine Firefighters Association.
SCARE OUT HUNGER - Bring in 2 canned goods for a discounted admission.

Extra Details

FREE Parking & Admission
FREE Live Music
FREE Interactive Activities for the Entire Family

Can You Handle the Heat?:
The Hot Pepper Eating Contest is always an entertaining show. It begins at the Main Stage at 1:00 pm.

The "Hottest Little Festival in Texas" has something for everyone throughout the streets of Historic Downtown Palestine!
  • Food
  • Kidz Zone
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Live Music ALL DAY LONG
  • Street Dance (new for 2019)
More Information:

Hot Pepper Festival Main Facebook Page:

Hot Pepper Festival, 2020 Event Facebook Page:

Parade Application: will be published soon!



Get your questions answered here - FAQ's


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