The heat is on at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show
Dressed in a flame-print suit, Sam McCanless of Seattle, owner of Zane & Zack’s World Famous Honey Co., hands out samples of his habanero soy sauce at the 28th annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show on Saturday. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)
Attendees make their way through rows of booths at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show on Saturday. Organizers expect 18,000 people to attend. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)
Exhibitors showcased their hottest concoctions Saturday at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, dishing out samples of spicy sauces, snacks and seasonings.
“I love it when they are crying, puking, cussing,” said Wendy Clinco, who watched as her husband, Vic Clinco, known as “The Executioner,” spooned up hot sauces at CaJohn’s Execution Station booth.
The show continues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Sandia Resort & Casino.
Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children 7 to 18, plus fees; it’s free for kids under 7.
Tickets can be bought at ticketmaster.com or cash-only at the door.
Organizers expect 18,000 attendees over the event’s three days.
For more information, go to fieryfoodsshow.com.
Carlos Lopez, second from left, gulps down milk as he samples a series of hot sauces from CaJohn’s Execution Station booth at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show at Sandia Resort & Casino on Saturday. Also trying sauces are Taylor Wright, left, and Kevin Harris, third from left. Next to Harris is his wife, Meghan Harris, right. “Habanero is my go-to pepper,” said Kevin Harris, who made it through all of the hot sauces. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)