Spicy food lovers flocked for a three-day celebration of heat, featuring exhibitors and products from around the country. Along with samples of hot sauces, barbecue sauces, salsas and snacks, the Midwestern installment of the popular Texas festival featured cooking demos from local celebrity chefs, including The Pearl's Peter Chapman, and spicy-wing eating contests.

Photos by Eric Wagner

Ohio Expo Center

Saturday, June 29

Spicy food lovers flocked for a three-day celebration of heat, featuring exhibitors and products from around the country. Along with samples of hot sauces, barbecue sauces, salsas and snacks, the Midwestern installment of the popular Texas festival featured cooking demos from local celebrity chefs, including The Pearl's Peter Chapman, and spicy-wing eating contests.