Zestfest Midwest 2013 took place this past weekend
Our friend and fellow Chilehead Shawn Mundell was there, and agreed to share his photos with us here at HotSauceDaily.
This past weekend was the first, and well overdue, Zestfest Midwest in Columbus, Ohio! There were approximately 60 vendors in attendance.
The big names were there; CaJohns, Defcon Sauces, Captain Thom’s, and Patter Fam’s to name a few. There were also a couple new names that really impressed me. Spicey Rooster BBQ Co, and Chub Industries. Both companies are from Ohio and not that far from Columbus – the local talent if you will. Spicey Rooster has a variety of sauces, rubs, and condiments. Their BBQ rub is very good and so are the sauces. One of their products that really stood out was their Scorpion Relish. Think hot dog relish, with the mustard. However, there isn’t a bit of pickle relish in it! Chub Industries offering is Chub Rub. I decided on the smoked applewood rub. They have three other rubs that are very good too!
All of the vendors had delicious offerings in one form or another and everyone I talked to was great! you can’t beat the hot sauce community when it comes to meeting nice people and having a great time! So keep an eye out for the next spicy happening in your area!
Zestfest Midwest 2013, a set on Flickr.
Shawn Mundell contributed these photos from Zestfest Midwest 2013.