Kings County is about to get royally spicy with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Chile Pepper Fiesta on Oct. 1.
It’s a solid 10 on the Scoville scale — this is one of the borough’s hottest traditions, featuring bands from around the world including Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino, Red Baraat, Ladama, and Lost Bayou Ramblers. Stroll through the lush grounds, taste goodies from master chocolatiers, visit local farm stands, and try sizzling salsas, pickles, kimchee, and other red-hot specialities.
Kids are sure to be riveted by the masters of ceremony, Robbins & Ringold, circus masters who take the stage between acts with juggling (peppers, of course), fire eating, and other antics.
Chile Pepper Festival, Oct. 1 from 11 am to 6 pm. Entry $20–$25 (free for children under 12 and garden members).
Brooklyn Botanic Garden [900 Washington Ave. at Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, (718) 623–7220; www.bbg.org].
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