Events with Hot Graham Sauce

Upcoming Events!



Hot Graham Sauce is thrilled to participate in 3 of the remaining dates for this outdoor Sunday market at the Convent Station train station parking lot! HGSC will be there slinging our sauces on March 10, March 24, and April 14!


Come out to Leonardo on April 20th to support NJ Blind Citizens Association at their Spring Artisan Market. Loads of local artisans and makers, from handmade jewelry, small appliance restorations, baked goods, food trucks, live music, and hot sauce! 10a-4pm 

HGSC returns to the Dunellen Open Air Market for our third season! The market is held on every 1st and 3rd Sunday through October and we will be participating in a limited schedule between our hot sauce festivals and music gigs! We will be at Washington Memorial Park 11am-3pm on:
April 21st
HGSC returns to Ringoes on Saturday April 27th (only) to the wonderful Unionville Vineyards for their Spring Artisan Market. Wonderful wines, NJ makers and artisans with something for everyone from amazing chocolates, handmade jewelry, handbags and clothing items, to candles, baked goods and Hot Graham sauces to try and buy! 12N-5PM both days but HGSC is only able to participate on Saturday the 27th.


Boston Sauce Party

Boston Sauce Party @ Harpoon Brewery
306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA

 Come on out to Harpoon Brewery April 27-28 to the best sauce party in Boston and sample some of the finest hot sauces in the northeast from 25 small batch makers!

Hot Sauce Challenge Competitions include: Marshmallows from Hell Challenge, Hot Wing Eating Challenge, and the Spiked Pizza Eating Challenge!

Get your tickets here


Come out to Well Sweep Herb Farm's 50th Anniversary Spring Open House event June 1-2 in Port Murray! Hot Graham Sauce will be there on Saturday June 1st to offer sauce tasting from 9am to 6pm so you can try before you buy! And if you think 9am is too early for hot sauce, please bring your Saturday morning breakfast burrito by our booth and we will help you get to Sammie Nirvana! Four flavorful sauces from mild to spicy to start your local maker market weekend off right! 

HGSC returns June 2nd to this terrific Union County festival produced by The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce featuring local artisans and makers for handmade items and treats, food trucks, classic cars, and a slate of live music throughout the day! Central Avenue in Garwood from 11am to 5pm, this is an amazing street fair with something for the whole family. 


2024 Great Food Expo Edison NJ

We are so excited to be part of this amazing event this fall at the opening of the holiday shopping season! Indulge yourself with delicious foods, innovative snacks, mouth-watering desserts, refreshing beverages, zesty cocktails and much more amazing creations! Uncover the very best new emerging brands, experts, chefs, resources and products designed to fulfill your love of cooking & eating! Shop & bring home the very best in emerging tasty products, delicious specialty items, and share these new cooking techniques to the taste buds of your friends and family. For more information, click here.


Past Events



3/3/24: With less than a week to go, we encourage everyone to enter our Hot Graham Sauce Company Oscar contest by scanning the QR code above and on our recent Facebook posts or going directly to the Google form here:

With 23 races, we will hold a drawing with the voters who tie for the most correct predictions! You don’t want to miss this contest: the winner will receive a trio of Hot Graham sauces, our HGSC swag of a T-shirt and a drink koozie, a DVD or BluRay copy of the Best Picture winner and a movie night snack assortment to enjoy with friends and family! Contest open to US sauce fans only… deadline for entry is March 9th at 11:59pm! Good luck to all!! 🎥🎬🔥🌶🍿🤔🥰


Barlow Flower Farm

We will be slinging sauce at the Barlow Flower Farm Winter Makers Market this weekend, February 3-4, 2024 from 11am-4pm! Over two dozen vendors and artisans with jewelry, art, photography, baked goods, savory treats and hot sauce! 

1014 Sea Girt Avenue, Sea Girt NJ 08750


 We are excited to join two dozen small business artisans and makers for this annual event at Unionville. It's a lovely venue with wine tasting and vendors offering artwork, photography prints, chocolates, jewelry and of course, our flavorful hot sauces!

Noon to 5pm January 27th-28th. 9 Rocktown Road in Ringoes NJ


IHM Holiday Celebration 2023

Local families, come on out to the Nazareth Center at Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church on Sunday December 10th for a memorable afternoon! Shopping opportunities for some wonderful holiday gifts, a live nativity at the front of the church grounds, and a visit from Santa as well!


Greenwood Lake Holiday Festival

Saturday November 25th Noon - 6PM 

Come on out to beautiful Greenwood Lake NY for an afternoon with dozens of local vendors, artisans and makers to help you find that perfect gift for friends and family! HGSC will be offering free sample tastings of our four sauces and will have some great ideas for your holiday shopping. Plus, Santa will be making an appearance to light the tree once again at the end of this event!


MettaCasa Outdoor Holiday Boutique 2023 

HGSC will be joining a curated selection of some of the finest artisans and makers in our area. Sunday, November 26th from 11AM-3PM! Lots of holiday gift ideas to get your loved ones the perfect gift this holiday season. There will be fresh baked goods available from MettaCasa's talented bakers, handmade jewelry, natural soaps and home products, and of course Hot Graham hot sauces which make the best gifts and stocking stuffers for yourself and those spice loving people in your life! 


Dunellen Open Air Market

Dunellen Open Air Market

Washington Memorial Park, 300 N Washington Avenue, Dunellen NJ

1st and 3rd Sundays, May-Oct 11am-3pm

Limited Engagement!  August 6, September 17, October 15, November 5


HG sauces

Watchung Farmers Market

Best Lake Parking Lot, Tuesdays 3-7pm

Limited Engagement! June 6, 20 & 27, July 18, August 1, 15 & 29

October 17 & 24



 Halloween Byron Lane
Halloween Sauce Tasting on Byron Lane!
For the 3rd year in a row, Hot Graham Sauce Co offers free sauce samples to trick or treaters and their grown ups! Follow the signs and the hype for this fun annual event in the Farley Avenue/Thorne Place/Byron Lane neighborhood from 2pm to Sunset! HGSC sauces make great holiday and host gifts and pair well with your favorite weekend meals while watching the big game! 


NEW!! Rain Date for Saucetoberfest!
Saucetoberfest 2023

 The 9th Annual Saucetoberfest will be held at Lone Eagle Brewing as a One Day Event this year, October 21st 12-8PM! Come sample and buy some of the best craft hot sauces to ramp up your meals! 

Craft brews, craft hot sauces, food trucks, spicy challenges! 



Fall Harvest Festival 2023

Artisan craft show which includes specialty food items, jewelry, crafts and more! Come celebrate fall and start your holiday gift shopping early with a huge selection of handmade products and foods!
October 14th from 10am-4pm in beautiful Ocean Grove NJ!!


Fanny Wood Day

Fanny Wood Day, October 8th

Downtown Fanwood's South and Martine Avenues become a huge street fair with 20+ food trucks, live music throughout the day, Wrestle Pro wrestling at 130pm, arts and craft vendors, as well as 2 spicy food companies, Fanwood's own Hot Graham Sauce Co, and T.O.'s Hot Spice from south Jersey! 10am-5pm 



Well Sweep Farm 2023 
September 2 & 3,
Saturday, 9 – 5 & Sunday, 10 – 4
Well Sweep Farm's Fall Flower Festival & Craft Market
Come enjoy two beautiful full days of free informative lectures and presentations, tours of Well Sweep Farm's spectacular gardens, as well as their Craft Market.  Featuring 40 plus juried craft vendors – many new! Event held rain or shine. Free admission and parking. 
Bowers Chile Pepper Festival
Bill Delong Memorial Park in Bowers, PA is home to the Chile Pepper Food Festival (September 8-9, 2023), held each year the weekend after Labor Day. This event is the largest of its kind anywhere in the United States and is host to chile pepper food, crafts, a Jalapeno eating contest, a chile pepper field excursion and much more.

Free samples and amazing vendors for honey, sauces, jams, popcorn, all kinds of things. Lots of variety in heat and food for everyone, expect fiery fun. Think you can eat the most chile peppers? Then participate in the chile pepper eating contest.
Westfield FestiFall
Central Avenue in Westfield NJ will be transformed into a marketplace of vendors, crafters and retail establishments. Come enjoy the culinary delights of our food vendors. The day will be filled with entertainment and a Kids Zone with rides and inflatables.
Sunday, Sept 10, 2023 from 10am-5pm
 Philadelphia Hot Sauce Festival 2023

1st Annual Philadelphia Hot Sauce Festival

Canstatter Volkfest-Verein Biergarten
9130 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19114

August 19th & 20th  Saturday 12-8 pm & Sunday 12-6 pm 



New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  It holds a distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor’s Award for Best Special Event. Three days of balloons, food trucks, live music and area artisans and makers!

Gates are open July 28th (1-10pm), 29th (6am-10pm); and 30th (6am-8pm)


Rock Ribs and Ridges 2023
Three days of live music, food trucks, and local makers, featuring The Artimus Pyle Band, 38 Special and Blackberry Smoke! 
June 23rd (6-10pm), 24th (12-9pm); and 25th (12-8pm)



Hopsauce Festival 2023

The hottest event down the shore! The 8th Annual Hopsauce Festival features 50+ craft beer, 20+ artisanal hot sauce makers with free sampling and sales, and 6 hours of live music!

Come join us in Beach Haven NJ, Saturday, June 17th from 11am to 5pm


Ocean grove spring flea market 060323
Come try our flavorful sauces and explore dozens of NJ makers and artisans at this huge outdoor event on June 3rd! Full event info here!
Garwood Rocks 2023
Come out for a rockin' good time on Sunday June 4th from 11am until 5pm! We've got free sauce samples alongside family fun and entertainment and food trucks!


Join Whitehouse Station Sauce Company and  The Williams Agency for the 2nd Annual Boston Hot Sauce Festival, April 29 & 30 at the incredible Garage B at The Charles River Speedway for four amazing sessions: 


  • Saturday Session 1: April 29th from 12-3:45pm
  • Saturday Session 2: April 29th from 4:15-8pm
  • Sunday Session 1: April 30th from 12-2:45pm
  • Sunday Session 2: April 30th from 3:15-6pm


    The 2nd Annual Boston Hot Sauce Festival is a two-day celebration that features some of the best hot sauces in the Northeast and held at one of the coolest newer venues in Boston. This spicy celebration features more than twenty hot sauce purveyors, spicy hot sauce challenges, amazing food, entertainment, accompanied by featured cocktails and beer that are perfect complements for one of Boston’s hottest events. A portion of the proceeds will support a local non-profit Sustainable Food and Culture, Inc.


    Highlights of 2023 Boston Hot Sauce Festival 

    • Beer and Spirits Drinks Offered
    • Hot Sauce Challenge Competitions
    • “Wicked Pissah” Award for Best of Show Hot Sauce 
    • Diversity of Sauces from Around The World
    • Convenient Location
    • Fundraising Proceeds to Benefit Sustainable Food and Culture, Inc.

    Tickets at


    Spring Artisan Market at Unionville Vineyards!

    Visit Unionville Vineyards and shop with 14 area craftspeople and makers! Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, 2023 from Noon until 5pm. We look forward to seeing you for a sauce tasting. Plus, this is a great way to celebrate the first spring weekend of 2023!! 

    Located at 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, NJ 08551

    Saturday, Mar 11th, 2023! Johnny Appleseed Day 

    At The Fanwood Larder (44 S Martine Avenue), we will be offering sample tastings of our new Sarabande Hot Sauce from 11AM-1PM!  Owner Eva will also be offering free sandwich samples using this flavorful sauces featuring Granny Smith apples along with jalapenos, giner and cranberries! Two local Girl Scout troops will also be there in the morning and afternoon so you can purchase your favorite cookies! It'll be a great time to sample some sauce and then grab some for those hot sauce lovers in your life!  And remember, even IF you may not be a hot sauce lover yourself, you absolutely know someone who is!!


    Hot Graham Sauces will be at Prince's Farm Stand in Mountainside, NJ on Sunday Dec 18th from 12 Noon to 4pm for a Christmas Outdoor Vendor Event including fashions from LuckeeStar!

    Try before you buy, from mild to spicy in 4 delicious and flavorful sauces!

    From host gifts to stocking stuffers, for yourself, your friends or your family, we have a sauce for everyone.

    1123 Mountain Avenue, Mountainside NJ 07092, just off US Route 22 next to Vine Republic. 

    We look forward to seeing you there to talk flavor, cuisine, and heat!!

    2015 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    Local makers and vendors will be exhibiting for your holiday season purchases. Hot Graham Sauces will be here with all FOUR of our flavorful hot sauces, from mild to spicy! Our newest sauce SARABANDE is perfect for your holiday table and pairs jalapenos with cranberries, Granny Smith apples and ginger. Come see us and Try before you Buy. We're sure to have a sauce that's perfect for your family!  **Cancelled due to poor weather conditions.**
    Saucetoberfest 2022!
    September 17-18, 2022
    10a-6pm Sat. 10a-5pm Sun
    Schaefer Farms
    1051 County Rd 523
    Flemington, NJ 08822
    NJ Taco Festival, 9/10/22 
    Sussex County Fairgrounds
    37 Plains Rd.
    Augusta, NJ 07822
    Fanwood Flea Market, Sunday August 28th
    Fanwood Train Station, South Avenue lot
    Approximately 50 vendors selling everything from new merchandise, to crafts, collectibles and some tag sale items and Fanwood's own hot sauce company!!


    First and Third Sundays at Washington Memorial Park

    300 N Washington Avenue, Dunellen NJ 08812
    We will be slinging sauce on August 21, September 4, October 2 and 16
    Great local vendors, locally made crafts and artisan goods!
    11am-3pm and themed events! 
    8/21 Tricky Tray Auction
    9/4 Apple Fest
    10/2 Hispanic Heritage Festival
    10/16 Halloween celebration with a children's parade!
    Hot Graham Sauce Company is proud to be a part of the Watchung Farmers Market for 6 dates! 
    Free tastings, food pairing discussions, and great bundle deals!
    Tuesdays from 4-7PM, June 28, July 12 & 26, Aug 2, 16, 30
    840 Somerset Street, Watchung NJ


    Hot Graham Sauce Company is proud to be a part of Fanwood Fan Jam! 
    Music Fest, Food Trucks and Classic Cars!
    Don't miss 6 Decades of rock, soul, funk and pop, with tributes to The Eagles and The King!
    Sunday, July 10th from 11-7 at LaGrande Park in Fanwood, NJ



    June 18, 2022

    Hot Graham Sauce Company will be a vendor at this wonderful event at Shady Rest Golf & Country Club. Come join us for sauce samples, some terrific entertainment and fun, and help preserve our local history. The Shady Rest Golf & Country Club is the oldest African-American golf clubhouse in the United States. The building was once a dwelling of a Revolutionary War hero, and in the twentieth century it was the home for over 30 years to John Matthew Shippen, Jr. the very first American-born golf professional.

    May 21, 2022

    Chili Knockout Festival! New York Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 

    Come check out some of the best spicy food and chili in the East! Flavor, spice and heat galore in this one day event!!  11am-6pm


    The 1st Annual Boston Hot Sauce Festival, May 14-15, 2022

    We are heading to Boston to sling sauce with some of the best sauce makers in the Northeast! If you're in the area, come out to see us at Warehouse XI in Somerville!! Saturday 12-8, Sunday 12-6.

    22 vendors with some of the tastiest sauces you'll want to stock in your kitchen, live music, and a spicy wing challenge as well!! 

    March 12 and 20, 2022

    Hot Graham Sauces will be at Prince's Farm Stand in Mountainside, NJ from 11am to 3pm these 2 days introducing our newest sauce: CONCERTO!  Try our new red habanero sauce or try the entire trio!

    Bring the family to experience this wonderful oasis of country calm and fresh produce and prepared foods at 1123 Mountain Avenue, Mountainside NJ 07092, just off US Route 22 next to Vine Republic. 

    We look forward to seeing you there to talk flavor, cuisine, and heat!!


    Clearance Sale to Make Room for Concerto!

    Hot Graham Sauces have a 3rd sauce coming out the beginning of March, so we are offering a limited time clearance sale on our savory Toccata sauce to make room for the next addition. Starting 1/11 through March 4th (our new production date, moved ahead), we are offering bottles of Toccata at a 20% discount, or $8.00! Mix-and-match a case of 12 bottles with your online order and get an additional $25 off your order!  --Updated February 18, 2022


    Friday Dec 17th! 

    At The Fanwood Larder (44 S Martine Avenue), we will be offering sauce tasting and sales as part of their Holiday Pop Up Shop event from 4-8PM!  Come see us and some terrific local makers and authors for some wonderful holiday gift ideas.  There is no better time than this Friday to sample some sauce and then grab some for those hot sauce lovers in your life!  As we often say: Even if you may not be a hot sauce lover yourself, you absolutely know someone who is!!

    Saturday Dec 11th! Cancelled due to weather...

    We will be exhibiting at MettaCasa's Outdoor Holiday Boutique event in Scotch Plains! Come out to see some great local makers and artisans with terrific holiday gift ideas, 11am - 3pm. 2015 Westfield Avenue, Scotch Plains.   Sauce Tasting and Holiday Discounts. There is no better time than this weekend to come out, sample some sauce and grab some for the hot sauce lovers in your life!  Remember, even if you may not be a hot sauce lover yourself, you Know Someone who is!! (Rain date is Sunday 12/12, same time)


    October 31st

    Hot Graham Sauces will be hosting a tasting event at our home during Halloween trick or treating! Bring your kids to the Byron Ln/Thorne Pl neighborhood in Fanwood for some great treats for your young ones and come enjoy a treat yourself! Samples will be available of The Warmup and Toccata in the afternoon until evening when the Halloween celebrations end. Special pricing available on purchases of 3 or more bottles of our delicious sauces.

    Update 11/7: This event was so well received that we plan to continue this as a new neighborhood tradition! Thank you to our new sauce fans!

    October 23rd

    Hot Graham Sauces will be hosting a tasting event at Prince's Farm Stand in Mountainside, NJ from 11am to 3pm. Bring the family to experience this wonderful oasis of country calm and fresh produce and prepared foods at 1123 Mountain Avenue, Mountainside NJ 07092, just off US Route 22 next to Vine Republic. Lorne will be presenting our two hot sauces, The Warmup and Toccata! And Susan will be performing some live music on her flute while you shop!  We look forward to seeing you there to talk flavor, cuisine, and heat!!

    October 16th

    Although Hot Graham Sauces will not be exhibiting, Lorne will be attending the 8th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 16th! Looking forward to meeting fellow sauce makers and to try some terrific sauces. This event is produced by Steve Seabury of High River Sauces of Kings Park NY and is a staple now of NYC culture and fun!  


    Hey There Sauce Fans!!

    Hot Graham Sauce Company will be at the 6th annual Saucetoberfest with Whitehouse Station Sauce Co., Family Band Hot Sauce, Caldo Sauce, Exit Wounds Hot Sauce, and many more great sauce companies from our wonderful state!!!

    It will be held at Schaefer Farms in Flemington NJ on September 18th & 19th 2021. Enjoy the fun filled days of live musical performances, entertainment, antiques, and plenty of fun contests. The contests and activities will include a hot pepper eating contest, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin picking, corn maze, hay maze, hot spiked sweet corn eating contest, pony rides, spiked pizza eating challenge and much more. In addition, there will be local agricultural products, farm friendly animals, baked goods, farm fresh foods and produce, mums, cornstalks, straw and decorations, local milk and cheese, mind blowing food and more. Hours: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Great family fun! More info at



    Friday, July 30, 2021: 

    Hot Graham Sauces will be at The Fanwood Larder, 44B S Martine Avenue, right in downtown Fanwood, from 530-700pm offering samples of our Toccata and Warmup sauces! 

    If you're local and have never tried our sauces, (or thought hot sauce isn't for you,) we encourage you to come by. With our two sauces, Flavor is the primary focus and you may never think of hot sauce the same way again! Plus, we love to introduce new people to our products and to this lovely little grocery store right in our backyard. Lots of great tasty products, and many made locally!! We look forward to seeing you on Friday! 

    Saturday, May 29th, we join other vendors at Prince's Farm Stand (1123 Mountain Avenue, Mountainside NJ 07092) for a fundraiser for Mary’s Place by the Sea! From 11am until 4pm, a portion of your purchases will be donated to this organization established in Ocean Grove NJ in 2009 which is a respite home for women who are receiving treatment for cancer. We were introduced to this nonprofit organization recently and were onboard immediately!

    If you are not able to join us due to scheduling or distance, you can still help this weekend. 10% of all online orders through Midnight, Monday the 31st, Memorial Day, will be donated to this worthy organization.  We look forward to seeing you in Mountainside and online!!


    We are back at Prince's Farm Stand May 16th!! Local hot sauce lovers and those curious about our flavorful hot sauces are invited to a Sampling Event Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 11am until 2pm at 

    Prince's Farm Stand

    1123 Mountain Avenue

    Mountainside NJ 07092   

    (Right off US Route 22 East, next door to Vine Republic, and directly across the street from Echo Lake Park)

    Please come see us to try before you buy!

    The Warmup and Toccata hot sauces will be available to help you prepare for your springtime and summer barbecues and get togethers with friends and family! Come on out and browse this terrific local business. Prince's Farm Stand offers fresh produce, prepared foods & salads, delicious baked goods, and a selection of herbs and flowers!  


    MettaCasa event CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN! Sniff, sniff...

    We will be part of the MettaCasa Cabin Fever Outdoor Shopping Boutique rescheduled to May 16th from 11am to 3pm. Come by 2015 Westfield Avenue in Scotch Plains to sample our sauces and purchase some bottles for yourself and your friends! There will be many NJ small businesses exhibiting their products for sale, from soaps, herbal salves and candles, to beautiful handmade jewelry and pottery, and lovely baked goods too. Our flavorful hot sauces also make great host gifts for your outdoor get togethers as the weather continues to warm!

    Local hot sauce lovers and those curious about our hot sauces are invited to a Sampling/Tasting Event Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 11am until 3pm at 

    Prince's Farm Stand, 1123 Mountain Avenue, Mountainside NJ 07092   (Right off US Route 22 East, next door to Vine Republic, and directly across the street from Echo Lake Park)

    Please come see us to try our two sauces, The Warmup and Toccata, and browse this wonderful local institution. Prince's Farm Stand offers fresh produce, prepared foods & salads, delicious baked goods, and a selection of herbs and spring flowers! You won't be disappointed and your taste buds will thank you.