What is ZestFest 2018

Ready to experience the fiery and bold tastes of some of your favorite foods? Then come join fellow food enthusiasts as you indulge in a variety of flavorful foods. ZestFest 2018 is one of the largest events in the country that showcases the zestiest products on the market. From mom and pop brands to the top industry leaders, ZestFest provides opportunities for companies to showcase their products to retail buyers and restaurants. Don’t miss this action packed event filled with cooking demos from celebrity chefs, live music, contests and of course bold food samples! This event begins Friday, January 26 through the 28th. Tickets are $15 and children under 10 are free. This is sure to be the ultimate celebration for all zest lovers, so come out and experience the zestiest weekend of the year!

Are You Up for the Challenge?

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ZestFest 2018 kicks off with the Fiery Food Challenge, the longest running and most distinguished competition of zesty products in the industry. This competition invites professionals to submit their products into categories from hot, really hot, spicy and zesty. The winners of the Fiery Food Challenge receive the 2018 Golden Chile Award, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons, 1000 winner stickers plus additional benefits. The Fiery Food Challenge will take place Monday-Wednesday, January 22-24. Awards will be presented on Friday night and winners will display their prizes on Saturday and Sunday. ZestFest attendees get a chance to sample and choose their favorites tastes in the People’s Preference Awards on Saturday. So let the judging begin!

Think you have what it takes? Join the the Wingstop Atomic Challenge held Saturday, January 27 from 1pm-2pm as fellow wing lovers go head to head in a fiery competition to see who can surpass the atomic bang. Competitors must register by noon on Saturday at Wingstop booth 338. Contest waivers can be submitted online at ZestFest.net. Grand prize is a big screen TV!

Eddie Dean’s Roasted Pig Dinner will leave you full and satisfied. Dinner includes a whole roasted pig, BBQ ribs, brisket one beer or soft drink and to many sides to mention! Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased online. Dinner will be held January 27 at 6pm.

Hotel Near ZestFest 2018

Welcome to Wingate by Wyndham Las Colinas, conveniently located 5 minutes from the Irving Convention Center. This hotel offers easy access to a variety of the city’s best attractions. Relax in one of six different room types and enjoy complimentary breakfast and free WiFi. Shuttle services are also provided Monday-Friday from 7am-10pm to locations within a 5 mile radius. Rooms will be filling up soon, book now for the best available rates!