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Hot Pepper Festival

2021 Hot Pepper Information BELOW!

2021 Shanti Farms Hot Pepper Festival

USE THE BUTTON BELOW FOR INFOMATION ON OUR 2021 Hot Pepper Festival, August 28th 4pm – 9pm.

*Also includes Sponsorship and Donation information

Over the past 2 years in the month of August more than 150 guests have joined us at the Exchange House (located in Akron’s North Hill Neighborhood) for our Hot Pepper Festival.  At the same time we also gather to celebrate the International Harvest Festival for new immigrants in the great city of Akron, OH. 

Over the last 2 years we’ve been blessed with various talent from around Akron. Our good friend and internationally-renowned award winning Nepali film director Binud Paudel, graced us with us EM-C talents as well as a local martial artis instructor putting on a memorable performance

Along with interesting talent and guests we also enjoy: Rotten tomato stomp, carnival games, dancing, a farmers market, international foods/picnic and of course our Hot Pepper Eating Contest! Each year we keep growing and we hope that in 2021 we can continue this great festival tradition! We thank everyone who has been involved the past two years! Namaste!


Food and Community

A Golden Time Picnic

Our NEWEST program is our Golden Time Picnic. This combines a few of our programs in one. Our students serve and prepare a collection of delicious snacks–hot and cold. Our Nepali and African dance crews provide the entertainment. Picnickers go home with a bag of produce provided from the gardens around Akron that we tend to all summer and sample craft items, including jewelry, created by our talented crew of young artists.  All proceeds go directly back into our program to help fund events like our Golden Time Picnic.

Looking towards the future

Your Impact on our Programs

We rely on the Akron community, grants, and donations to make our programs possible. Both monetary donations and donations of time or supplies helps us to ensure successful programs year round. We look to add programs and events yearly as we grow and hope you can help us along the way! Use the link below to donate or contact us today and let us know how you’d like to help!





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Location: 240 E. Tallmadge Ave. Akron, OH

Telephone: (330) 634-6489 / 1 (360) 915.3977 /               (330) 328.5624


School Hours: 24/7 365

Non-Discrimination Policy

Shanti Community Farms is in equal opportunity Non Profit organization. We seek to create a safe, creative and sustainable space for new immigrants while intergrating the surrounding Akron community. For more information please use our contact page.