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Hot Pepper Festival October 28, 2023

Hot Pepper Festival

Everything's Hotter in Texas!

Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 9 am - 6 pm

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

Can You Handle the Heat?:
The "Hottest Little Festival in Texas" has something for everyone throughout the streets of Historic Downtown Palestine!
  • Food
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Live Music ALL DAY LONG

2022 Schedule of Events

Hot Pepper Festival Parade
Hot Pepper Festival Parade
Oct 28, 2023 | 10:00 AM
The Parade will begin at the Anderson County Courthouse at 500 N Church Street. It will proceed down Avenue A and turn RIGHT on Spring Street, then RIGHT on Queen Street, then RIGHT on Crawford Street and back up to the Anderson County Courthouse.
Turtle Race
Turtle Race
Oct 22, 2022 | 11:30 AM
Rotary Park 400 W Main Street
Lolly Lick-a-thon
Lolly Lick-a-thon
Oct 22, 2022 | 12:00 PM
Sponsored by Intensity Academy at the El Fuego Food Stage
Hot Pepper Eating Contest
Hot Pepper Eating Contest
Oct 22, 2022 | 2:00 PM
Sign up in advance or anytime leading up to the competition at the El Fuego Stage
Atomic Wing Eating Contest
Atomic Wing Eating Contest
Oct 22, 2022 | 4:00 PM
Sign up in advance or anytime before the competition at the El Fuego Food Stage

Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I park?

Do I have to pay to park?

Are there any areas off limits?


What is the Parade route?

If I am in the parade, what time do I need to be there?

More Information:

Hot Pepper Festival Main Facebook Page:

Vendor Application:



Parade Application
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