Fire in the Sky this weekend


R-H Staff



COLLEGE CORNER — The seventh year of Fire in your mouth, Fire in the sky will be held this Saturday, July 8 from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Hannon’s Camp America. Admission is free, but there is a$5 per car charge for parking.

The annual festival features food, fireworks, and fundraisers. There will be a hot pepper eating contest, a spicy food cook off, hot food vendors, craft vendors, live music by local musicians, fire spinners, fundraisers for local groups, and finally a firework display.

For the Spicy Food Cook-off, the rules are as follows:

•Entry is 5-7 p.m. in July 8. The proceeds will benefit Oxford’s chapter of the United Way. There will be a prize awarded to the hottest food.

•Food must be on the judging table in the Pavilion prior to 5 p.m. in a crock pot or warmer.

•Do not place name on dish, all entries will be given a number.

•At least six quarts should be prepared to serve two ounce servings. Serving cups and utensils will be provided.

•Contestant is not required to stay at judging table with dish.

•Entry can be any type of dish as long as it is spicy.

Anyone can be a judge, as long as they are 18 years or older and sign the waiver provided at contest. It costs $5 per judge for tasting. Each judge will be given a token to put in the voting box next to their favorite dish. Judges will vote on the dish they like best based on the following considerations:

•Appearance

•Aroma

•Taste

•Heat

For the Chili Pepper Eating Contest, sign up begins at 4 p.m. on the day of event and has a $10 Entry Fee. The contest will begin at 7 p.m.

•Contestants must be 18 or older.

•Each contestant will receive five levels of peppers to consume in two minutes per level.

•They must eat all the peppers in each level.

•Contestants will be required to eat the entire pepper, including: flesh, seeds, and tissue.

•A contestant cannot coat the inside of their mouth with any kind of protective coating. Anyone caught doing so will be disqualified.

•Each contestant will be given one pint of milk to consume at any point of the contest, but if they drink the milk they are automatically disqualified and out of the competition.

•If a contestant is unable to keep the peppers down they will be disqualified.

•A limited number of contestants are allowed to enter due to pepper supplies.

•Types of peppers and amount in each level and the tie breaker may be changed by event coordinator upon day of event at any time.

Following the festivities will be the fireworks. Bring law chairs or blankets and coolers are allowed, however, organizers ask that you do not bring glass bottles.

No one under 21 may rent a campsite. Anyone without a campsite will be asked to leave after the last band leaves the stage.

R-H Staff