IMPORTANT: Format Change (June 9, 14 and 16)

The main sponsor of the festival has informed us last week that, due to force majeure, they will not be able to provide the agreed infrastructure. During the past week we have searched for alternatives, but without success. Therefore, we have decided to change the format of the festival. A little smaller, but just as spicy.

The festival will be divided into several days and will be held at the Meraki Gourmet store (Calle Balleneros 10). On June 9, there will be a hot wing contest, as well as a wide variety of hot sauces to taste. On June 14 there will also be a tasting of hot sauces and on June 16, a spicy tasting and championship. We thank you for your understanding and we assure you that, although the format is smaller, we will put the same love and dedication into the project.

Exploring ArdorFest

ArdorFest will be much more than just a food fair; it will be an opportunity for spicy food lovers to explore a wide variety of flavors, products and culinary experiences. From stands full of spicy products to taco stands, refreshing drinks and live performances by the band Rockalean, which will provide a vibrant and exciting atmosphere for all attendees.

Championships for All Tastes

ArdorFest will host four exciting championships, each designed to challenge and celebrate different aspects of spicy culture.

Brave participants will face a variety of chili peppers and hot sauces in a test of endurance and courage. From the mildest to the hottest chili peppers, this contest promises strong emotions and intense flavors for all involved.

I Championship of Gipuzkoa of Patatas Bravas (Brave Potatoes)

20 bars will compete for the title of the best patatas bravas in the region, offering a showcase of local culinary ingenuity and passion for spicy food.

In this challenge of speed and endurance, participants will compete for the title of consuming the hottest wing in the shortest time possible. A test of courage and determination for lovers of spicy food.

Local bars will showcase their culinary talent in this spicy pintxo contest, celebrating the region’s gastronomic tradition with a spicy twist.

Beyond Championships

In addition to the main championships, ArdorFest will offer a series of additional events and activities to enrich the visitors’ experience. A spicy omelet exhibition and a world record attempt by J.J. Foodie will add excitement and awe to the festival.

All in all, ArdorFest 2024 promises to be an exciting and flavorful event that celebrates the passion for spicy food in San Sebastian. With a variety of contests, exhibitions and activities for all tastes, this festival offers a unique experience that will delight lovers of good food and culinary adventure. Join us and experience the ardor at ArdorFest 2024!