About the Datil Pepper Fall Festival
St. Augustine has a hot little secret! That’s right, it’s the Datil Pepper Fall Festival!
The datil pepper has become somewhat of a mascot to the people of St. Augustine. So, each fall locals and visitors join together to celebrate the tasty pepper during the two-day Datil Pepper Fall Festival.
The festival features a variety of vendors with datil pepper products and more for sale. There’s also a plant sale hosted by the St. Johns County Master Gardeners that includes, of course, datil pepper plants.
Oh, be sure to check out the cook-off competition. Professional cooks from local restaurants prepare recipes with datil pepper. You get to taste their creations by purchasing tickets available at the information booth.
But wait, there’s also the Amateur and Professional Hot Sauce Competition! Vendors enter their hot sauces into the competition. Visitors taste test and vote for their favorite sauce.
The mission of the festival is to educate the community about our beloved Datil pepper and provide agricultural awareness. Admission and parking for the festival are free.
So, if you like things a little “spicy”, come out to the Datil Pepper Fall Festival and check it out.