Do you really love chile peppers and spicy foods? If you're in the mood for a little travel, there's a number of events to attend.
Festivals included are dedicated to hot sauces, spicy foods, or simply celebrating chiles. We intentionally didn't include chili cook-offs as there's just too many that they'd drown out the more dedicated chile festivals.
If we've missed an event, be sure to let us know. Also, if you're looking for an excuse to enjoy a few chiles with friends at home and have a mini-festival, there are plenty of year-round holidays that can be celebrated anywhere.