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Hot Pepper Festival

Everything's Hotter in Texas!

Saturday, October 22 from 10 am - 4 pm

Atomic Wing Eating contest
Jalapeno Pepper Eating Contest
Lolly Lick-a-thon sponsored by Intensity Academy

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

Extra Details

FREE Parking
FREE Live Music
$1.00 admission for adults

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
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Live Music ALL DAY LONG

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: see the link below

Schedule of Events

Hot Pepper Festival Parade
Hot Pepper Festival Parade
The Parade will begin at the Anderson County Courthouse at 500 N Church Street. It will proceed down Avenue A and turn RIGHT on Main, then RIGHT on Queen St, then RIGHT on Crawford St and back up to the Anderson County Courthouse.
Lolly Lick-a-thon
Lolly Lick-a-thon
Sponsored by Intensity Academy at 3pm
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