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Similkameen Sizzle Pepper Festival

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Canada’s only hot pepper festival the Similkameen Sizzle celebrates its 19th annual event this year, and we’re looking forward to being there!

(This isn’t our event, it’s organized by the Similkameen Country Chamber of Commerce.)

Things start on September 18th, Friday night, from 6 to 10 pm with a dance at Memorial Park in Keremeos. Bring the gang and dance the night away! Admission is free and there are food vendors on site.

On Saturday, September 19th, things start to heat up at 8 am with the pancake breakfast organized by the Elk’s Lodge. The annual Chili Cook Off starts at 11 am with the hot pepper eating contest at 4 pm. Don’t miss the hot sauce and pepper preserve tasting contest either!

Lots of vendors selling pepper included/themed goodies. Food, local wines and ciders, a bouncy castle, a wellness tent, raffles and a 50/50 draw.

Beverage garden on both days!

Join the fun in Keremeos, the heart of the Valley and prepare your taste buds, things are about to get SPICY!


September 19
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Grist Mill & Gardens
2691 Upper Bench Road
Keremeos, BC V0X1N4 Canada