Free Tickets To This Weekend’s Fiery Foods Challenge and A Chance To Win A Yucatan Vacation

UPDATE: We have winners. Thanks for playing everyone.

We are giving away two pairs of tickets for this weekend’s Travel & Adventure Show at the Dallas Convention Center—an event that, apart from being a trade show, is also home to the Fiery Foods Challenge on Saturday and a cooking competition with the grand prize of a Yucatan vacation on Sunday.

The travel show starts on Saturday at 10 am with The Fiery Foods Challenge running from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The format: three North Texas chefs will compete for audience votes with their signature dishes. Kenneth Patrick from Cedar Hill, owner of Ken’s Texas Catering, will whip up his habañero shrimp (1:45 p.m.); Prajakta Remulkar, who writes at will come out swinging with spicy gambas (2:15 p.m.); and Barry and Darryl King, founders of Brothers Sauces will blow the lid off their “Beat The Heat” crockpot brisket (3:15 p.m.)

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On Sunday, it a separate competition, selected audience members will compete for the chance to win a Yucatan vacation. Event MC, Travel Channel personality Mark DeCarlo, will select three audience members who will be asked to create their version of a simple dish (think something like guacamole). Again, the audience will taste and judge, with the winner receiving a vacation to Mexico’s Yucatan region. (I have no idea what his selection criteria will be.)

Want to be part of the audience? The first two people to email me at [email protected] with the name of Mark DeCarlo’s Travel Channel show will each receive a pair of tickets at Will Call. Tickets are for both days of the show and will give you access to both the Fiery Foods Challenge and the Cooking Challenge.

The Travel Show runs from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 and continues on Sunday, November 13 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals.) Additional tickets are $9 online with Promo Code: PRDFW or $15 at the Door. Kids 16 years old and under are free of charge.