The 13th Annual Pepper Eating Contest starts at 1:00
pm on the end of Main Street at Oxford Baptist Church.
What would a hot sauce contest be without a Hot Chile Pepper eating contest? Can you take the heat? If so, sign up for a chance to win $1,000 — to the stomach that can take the heat of N.C. Hottest Chile Peppers.
A chilies heat is based on Scoville Heat Units. In 1912, Wilbur Scoville, a chemist by profession, developed a method to measure the heat level of chile peppers. The test is named after him, known as the "Scoville Organoleptic Test.
The substance that makes a chile so hot is called Capsaicin. Pure Capsaicin is rated somewhere between 15,000,000-16,000,000 Scoville heat units. To put Scoville heat units (SU) in a better prospective, a jalapeno is rated 2,500-8,000 Scoville heat units compared to a Habanero which is rated 100,000-325,000 Scoville heat units.
Think you can stomach the heat and want to enter the Contest?
Here's how to enter:
1. Fill out the Pepper Eating Contest Form.
2. Be sure to sign the Pepper Eating Waiver at the bottom of the form.
3. Make Entry Fee Check payable to Bailey Farms.
4. Email Signed form to email@example.com and mail hard copies to
Attn: Pepper Eating
107 Enterprise Ct.
Oxford NC 27565
Pepper Eating Waiver Release Form