Sizzlefest coming Saturday, September 21

Keremeos’ September celebration known as Sizzlefest takes place this Saturday, September 21.

Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer was last year's judge for the Sear Factor hot pepper eating contest

Keremeos Mayor Manfred Bauer was last year's judge for the Sear Factor hot pepper eating contest

Keremeos’ September celebration known as Sizzlefest takes place this Saturday, September 21.

Similkameen Country, sponsors for the event, are hoping for a few more volunteers to help out with set up and take down for the event.

“Even if someone has only an hour to spend, it would help us out a lot,” said Similkameen Country spokeperson Collen Christensen.

Christensen expressed hope that the community would come forward and support the event this year – by participating in the raffle and 50-50 draws, and by participating in the event itself.

Sizzlefest has a complete line up of events this year that will provide something for everyone, Christensen added.

Kids entertainment will include the climbing wall again this year, and events returning for this year include a chili cookoff, the Sear Factor chili eating contest and a hot sauce competition.

Entertainers this year includ Mat Dufus, the Blackbirds, Rob Robertson and the Corner Turtles.

The Keremeos and District Volunteer Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast and the beverage garden will feature Cannery Brewing Company products and local wines.

 

“We have vendors coming from Summerland to the Lower Mainland,” Christensen added, “we really hope Keremeos and Lower Similkameen residents will come out and enjoy this final festival of the season with us.”