Summer may be coming to a close, but some people are still looking to turn up the heat.
You can do just that at 17th Annual Chile Pepper Food Festival this weekend.
People said they come to the Bowers Chile Pepper Food festival for one thing…the heat.
"The two hottest days of the year. Everyone comes out and enjoys themselves and you got to have the taste buds to take the heat," said Kristina Markey, Spokesperson for the festival.
85 vendors have set up shop at Memorial Park, Maxatawny Township, Berks County. Every booth has to incorporate chile peppers in some way in food, like sauces and cookies.
"Never expected cookies, but they are really good,” said Tab Wenrich of Wernersville.
There’s even jalapeno pepper wine.
Some were ready for the jalapeno eating and salsa contest..
"The requirements is to have some sort of heat as well and you bring in your own Tupperware," Markey said.
Will entered his own blueberry Habanero salsa recipe.
There were 30 confident contestants, everyone thinking they have the winning combination.
"I'm coming for first. I adjusted the recipe a little bit. I think I got it,” said Tom Seachrist of Doylestown.
The judges looked at aroma, texture, taste and heat.
People said it's the heat that will keep them coming back.
"I love i, it's awesome. I'm not really a pepper fan, but I am now,” said Alice Metzger of Douglasville.
The final day of the festival is Saturday from 9am to 6pm.