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Highlights include assorted spicy food creations and Inferno Fest Eating Contest

inferno-fest-2017HIGHWOOD, IL (JUNE 28, 2017) Celebrate Highwood is fired up to announce the return of Inferno Fest on Wednesday, June 28th, from 4:30-9:30pm in Everts Park (130 Highwood Avenue). Back by popular demand, Inferno Fest will test the taste buds of the most fearless food enthusiasts with the hottest and spiciest foods and beverages. For those worried they may not be able to handle the heat, have no fear, the event will take place in conjunction with all the fabulous vendors at the weekly Highwood Evening Gourmet Market.

The fun, fiery Inferno Fest will feature such spectacular creations as spicy pasta dishes, peppery nuts and popcorn, piquant tacos and salsa, hot wings, and many more daring dishes to taste. Furthermore, Celebrate Highwood is inviting all of the bravest souls to compete in its Inferno Fest Eating Contest and test their limits to see how many spicy tamales from La Casa de Isaac they can eat in just 5-minutes without crying for the ‘Milk Angels’ to swoop in and rescue sweltering mouths with an incredibly delicious, cool glass of milk.

The Inferno Fest Eating Contest commences at 7 p.m. at the gazebo. All venturesome competitors are required to complete and sign a participation waiver prior to the contest. The entry fee to participate is only $10, with a $200 Visa gift card going to the winner courtesy of Celebrate Highwood. All entrants will receive a complimentary bottle of hot sauce from event sponsor, Pepper Palace, the planet’s #1 hot shop that believes food should be memorable with a taste that consumes you and creates a “Spice Life” experience with their small batch, handcrafted, natural, and award winning products. See if you can stand the heat and sign up for the competition before it’s too late!

This great event is sure to add a fiery kick to your summer night. Fabulous live music and an assortment of unique fiery foods will create an entertaining atmosphere at Inferno Fest while visitors sample the hottest foods on the North Shore.

For more information, visit celebratehighwood.org or Celebrate Highwood on Facebook.


Formerly, a collaboration between the City of Highwood and the Highwood Chamber of Commerce, the newly established 501(c)(3) Celebrate Highwood produces events that cater to the wants and needs of the citizens, businesses and visitors of Highwood. The goal is to build strong community spirit and establish Highwood as the prime entertainment destination for dining, festivals and events on the North Shore through inter-organizational collaboration, sharing resources and promoting the City as a wonderful place to live, eat and play. For more information on all of Highwood’s festivals, please visit www.CelebrateHighwood.org, www.facebook.com/celebratehighwood, or call 847-432-6000.

Inferno Fest is Back, Heating Up the Chicago Area!
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