Do you know someone who enjoys the pain of really hot peppers, or who has an iron stomach? Either way, make sure you let them know about the Hot Pepper Eating Contest at the Nampa Farmers Market on Saturday, September 14th. The contest will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The winner is taking home $250 and a bottle of tums. 

Although it's not going to be easy. Contestants will be lined up and given a succession of hot peppers starting relatively mild like a Jalapeno and Serrano Pepper. Then progressing to Habanero Peppers all the way up to Ghost Peppers.  They will have peppers ready just in case the contest goes past Ghost Peppers, although I feel sorry for anyone still competing at that level.

Contestants will have milk ready if the peppers get too hot and they decide to throw in the towel.

2nd place will win $20 to the Nampa Farmers Market.

3rd place will take home $10 to the Nampa Farmers Market.

To enter you can stop by the Nampa Farmers Market on any Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and pay the $20 entry fee. Click here for the contest application, they are only accepting the first 15 applicants so show up early Saturday with your application filled out if you want in.

All contestants will receive a commemorative T-Shirt.

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