The Houston Hot Sauce Festival–an annual event for the last eight years–was held September 22nd and 23rd. Attending were none other then Captains Keith Colburn and Blake Painter!
Captains Keith Colburn of the F/V Wizard and Blake Painter of the F/V Maverick not only greeted fans, they help raise funds for cancer research–the chosen charity by the Houston Hot Sauce Festival promoters. (photo courtesy of Carol Borge)
The festival has been an annual event since 1999 and offers hundreds of vendor products and is considered a “hot” event to attend. This year, festival promotor Carol Borge decided to combine her favorite show and favorite hot sauce recipe. The result: The Deadliest Batch. And hence, the reason why she had to find a couple of her favorite fishermen and bring them to Houston. (photo courtesy of Carol Borge)
Houston local and avid “Deadliest Catch” fan Mystic, made sure to attend the festivities and is a contributor to these event details. (photo courtesy of fan, Mystic)
When asked about crab fishing the upcoming season, Captain Blake responded he was indeed heading up to Dutch Harbor, AK to fish the 2007 King crab season. These skippers donated many photos and memorabilia for the fund raising auction. (photo courtesy of Mystic)
Captain Keith’s donated items fetched a pretty price: A jacket of his sold for $400 and a signed Wizard life ring was purchased with a high bid of $800. According to a fan, “Capt. Keith went over and beyond by greeting fans long before the official ‘appearance time’ ” Note to fans: According to several fans who attended the festival, there will be two new Wizard crew members for season 4, named Jason and Lynn…. (photo courtesy of Carol Borge)