Thousand Oaks, Calif.—An International Hot Sauce Competition, a California Cornhole Association-sanctioned tournament with cash prizes, unlimited craft beer, wine, spirits and food plus plenty of hot sauce tastings are all part of the , Thursday, July 11 at The Gardens at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks. Hot sauce entries from around the world will be available for tasting. A juried competition will take place prior to the festival. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice Award” for best hot sauce as well as best hot sauce label, craft beer, wine, spirits and food. The cornhole tournament is from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (4:00 p.m. check-in). Cost per person is $35 with a $500, $300, $200 payout to the top three winning teams. Space is limited. Early registration is recommended. The festival will also feature live music, a “wine 101” talk by sommelier Lisa Stoll and a silent auction. Farmers Insurance is the premier sponsor.The festival’s main beneficiary is the .
Festival hours are 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $55 online and $60 at the gate. Combo rate for cornhole contest entry plus unlimited tastings is $70. For a list of participating hot sauces, wineries, breweries, craft spirit makers, restaurants and caterers, and to purchase event tickets and register for the cornhole competition, go to . For more information call 805-701-7248 or email
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