Get ready for the hottest day in Auckland City at NZ's Fifth Annual Hot Sauce Festival!

Packing more punch than ever before, join like-minded chilli heads taste your way around an array of top-notch hot sauces from New Zealand and beyond before watching the NZ Chilli Eating Comp Final take place on the big stage!

Turn up the heat and get amongst our special Hot Sauce Festival street eats and when things get too hot, save your taste buds with our award-winning craft beer brewed right here on-site. PLUS enjoy live music from Brotherhood Musiq all day!


  • Fire Dragon Chillies
  • Red Hot Kiwi Company
  • Jolokia Farm
  • K Pow! Hot Sauce
  • Huffmans Crafty Sauces
  • Al’s Laboratory
  • Blood Shot
  • Morepork BBQ
  • Spicy Boys
  • Emoyeni Products
  • Wild West Worcester

Homemade Hot Sauce Comp - If you think you've got a hot sauce recipe that's better than the rest, bring yours along and enter into our Homemade Hot Sauce Competition. Entries close at 2pm and judging commences at 4pm. Winner announced at 5pm

$6 flat parking rate on weekends at the Fanshawe St car park. Find out more.

Come into the city centre on public transport for as little as $2 each way. Find out more

Last updated: 12 June 2019