Taste the hottest lollipop in the world at Pinellas Pepper Fest

Photo of a hot sauce vendor at Pepper Fest

This article is sponsored by Pinellas Pepper Fest

The hottest event of the year is Pinellas Pepper Fest. Literally. This celebration fo spices features hot sauce competitions, amateur salsa throw downs, a pepper eating contest, AND a lollipop lick-a-thon. The lick-a-thon will give competitors the chance to try the hottest lollipop in the world.

Pinellas Pepper Fest takes place on April Saturday, April 4, from 10am-5pm, and Sunday, April 5, from 11am-4pm. Admission to the the pet- and family-friendly event is just $3 — kids 12 and under enjoy free admission. Pinellas Pepper Fest will be held at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Avenue North.

Spiciest festival in the Tampa Bay region 

The fiery festival will let you acquaint yourself with dozens of the area’s best vendors who incorporate peppers into their recipes. Don’t worry, there will also be mild peppers at the weekend-long event.

Attendees will have the chance to take home their favorite offerings from the event at the vendors market. It’s the perfect opportunity to spice up your pantry.

Live music, kids activities, and more are also planned. You can learn, and keep up with all the event updates by visiting the Facebook Event Page  and the event website.

What: Pinellas Pepper Fest
When: April 4, 10am-5pm; April 5, 11am-4pm
Cost: $3, kids 12 and under get free admission
Where: England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Avenue North

Tiny Home Festival coming to Pinellas Park

This isn’t the only event on the horizon in Pinellas Park. The Florida Suncoast Tiny Home Festival arrives at England Brothers Park on March 28 and 29.

A traveling public art project, SPACEcraft, will tour through several spots in Pinellas County this spring.

The mega popular show, Schitt’s Creek, is coming to the Sunshine City this May! Actors Eugene and Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and other stars of the hit Pop TV show bring their Farewell Tour Duke Energy Center for the Arts: The Mahaffey Theater.

Grand Prix returns to the ‘Burg

The Firestone Grand Prix returns to St. Petersburg this March, and the massive event could generate $40 million in economic impact.

Of course, if you’re planning for the future, our friends in Tampa have WrestleMania, The Rolling Stones, and The Super Bowl all on the horizon.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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