Inferno Fest

June 27, 2018

Taking place on June 27 during the popular Highwood Evening Gourmet Market, Inferno Fest will test the taste buds of the most daring food enthusiasts with the hottest and spiciest foods and beverages. The festival will highlight creations such as spicy pasta dishes, peppery nuts and popcorn, piquant tacos and salsa, hot wings, and much more! Live music and an array of unique fiery foods will create a fun and festive atmosphere.

AND, for those who are really in for a challenge, the Inferno Fest Eating Contest is back. Not all who dared enter this competition in the past walked away the same ever again. This is truly a challenge for those with iron stomachs!!

If you may be worried you can’t handle the heat after expanding your culinary horizons, have no fear. Milk Angels will be on hand to rescue sweltering mouths with a glass of cold, cool down milk. For those not in the know, milk interacts with spices to cool taste buds in a way that water or soda cannot. Yes, we will have everyday non-spicy items for the “Along Came Polly” people too!

Wednesday, June 27
Hours: 4:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Everts Park | 130 Highwood Ave. Highwood, Illinois 60040

Free Admission
Rain or Shine Event
Kid & Pet Friendly
Parking Information

Inferno Fest Eating Contest Sign Up Here

Inferno Fest Eating Contest Waiver

*Under 18 must have parent or legal guardian sign waiver


Evening Gourmet Market Vendors

List of Vendors- at the Market Every Wedneday

2018 Inferno Fest Vendors

BBQ'd Productions, Inc.Roasted garlic clove with french bread, garlic mac 'n cheese, garlic studded smoked brisket
Sonoma FarmCarolina reaper salsa, ghost pepper hot & mild salsa; peach, rum mango, dill pickle, jalepeno pineapple, tequila salsa verde, mild & hot; giardinera, mild & hot; muffaletta; hot mustard; pasta sauces; olive oils; pizza toppings; garlic cloves, Tex-Mex & sweet hot

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