Heating Up The Capital 2023
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(Here’s what you need to know!)
Can we buy tickets at the door?
Yes, tickets will also be available at the door pending capacity.
Can we get a refund on purchased tickets?
Unfortunately, no refunds. But you can gift the tickets to a friend!
Are samples available?
Lots of FREE tastings from all of the hot sauce vendors.
What should I bring?
Bring a backpack or bag to carry all your hot sauce purchases.
Are you selling adult refreshments?
Yes. Show floor is fully licensed for alcohol. ID will be checked at the door if you look under 25. Try out the Jalapeno beer! You can even buy some to take home.
Where is the event located?
EY Centre at 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa will be the hottest spot on Sept 16!!
Is there parking available?
Yes, lots of parking available for the day for $10….and on a bus route too!! Plus Uber will be available in case you enjoy too many adult beverages.
Will food be available to purchase?
Yes, we are working on getting 4 or 5 food trucks to please every palate. And ice cream too!
How do I register for an eating competition?
You need to register at the Heating up the Capital booth at least 30 minutes before the contest. No charge to compete. Spaces are limited.
Will the hot sauce vendors be selling hot sauce?
Yes!! Most vendors will be accepting credit/debit card purchases, but bring cash just in case. There will also be an ATM on site.
Is the event wheelchair accessible?
What if I don’t like hot sauce??
Come for the drinks, beer, food and entertainment!! Watch your friends test their limits!!!
Are pets allowed at the Expo?
Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed unless they are service animals and marked as such.