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Rocklea gets a morale boost after flood inundation.

Date Published: 14/07/2022

Venue announced for Briz Chilli Fest Halloween 2022

The much-anticipated Halloween-themed chilli fest is finally able to become reality with the announcement today of its return to Rocklea Showgrounds in Brisbane’s inner-south.

“Since losing our Newstead venue after our 2019 event, it’s exciting to find a dedicated venue like Rocklea Showgrounds,” said organiser, Scarlett Habanero.

Ms Habanero also organises the Ipswich and Logan Chilli Festivals held in September and November, respectively, and has plans to host The Sydney Festival in May 2023, and the much-anticipated Gold Coast Cheese Chilli & Chocolate Festival in June 2023.

The festival will boast a dedicated Kids Spooky Space in the fully-enclosed Workshop area of the museum.

The event is a world-first concept with a Halloween-themed chilli event, or conversely, a chilli-themed Halloween event.

“What better way to celebrate the fun of Halloween than by adding some spice to the mix?” said Ms Habanero

It’s an all-ages event which will be especially important for Rocklea locals who suffered devastating inundation in floods earlier this year.

“I’m looking forward to great support from local residents in making this festival their own.  They’ve been through a lot and we want to put a smile on their faces,” she said.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Chilli Challenge registrations are found here.