There is a legal dispute over the 2016 Houston Hot Sauce Festival with two cases pending; one in Houston styled Hotstuff, Inc. and Carol Borge v. Dana Romero and Louisiana Hot Sauce Exposition, Inc., Case Number 2016-47067, In the 215th District Court of Harris County, Texas. Louisiana Hot Sauce Exposition, Inc., dba Houston Hot Sauce Festival, dba Louisiana Hot Sauce Expo, and dba Florida Festival of Flavor & Fire has sought bankruptcy protection in Louisiana. That case is In re Louisiana Hot Sauce Exposition, Inc. and is pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana under case number 16-50993, assigned to Judge Robert Summerhays.
If you would like to see documents filed in Houston, they may be found here. If you would like to view the bankruptcy petition and other documents filed by Louisiana Hot Sauce Exposition, they are available at https://ecf.lawb.uscourts.gov/
Given the pending litigation and bankruptcy, the 2016 Houston Hot Sauce Festival will not go forward as planned. We regret any inconvenience and look forward to a prompt resolution so we may all move forward.