Kings County is about to get royally spicy with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Chile Pepper Fiesta on Sept. 26.
This is one of the borough’s hottest traditions, featuring bands from around the world — Atlas Soul, Spanglish Fl, Jeffre Broussard and the Creole Cowboy, and many others.
Stroll through the lush grounds, tasting goodies from master chocolatiers, vote at the Chile-Chocolate Takedown, 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, Sept. 26 from 11 am to 6 pm; $20 ($15 seniors and students; free for children under 12 and members).
Brooklyn Botanic Garden [900 Washington Ave. at Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, (718) 623-7220]; www.bbg.org].