Briz Chilli Fest 2022
29th Oct 2022
12PM – 8PM
Lets Get Spooky Spicy!
The world’s first Halloween-themed chilli festival is taking place right here in Brisbane! So, get your costumes on, enter to win some prizes for our different categories – Adult, Couple, Child, Baby and Dog!
Skulls, flames, grim reapers – they are all images which abundantly adorn the chilli industry marketing landscape – and now they will have found a home at Briz Chilli Fest Halloween.
Be prepared for a super-fun event that will become a much-anticipated date in the Brisbane events calendar.
HELLFIRE ALLEY - TRICK OR TREAT!
A variety of delicious chilli condiments, sauces and other products will be available for you to try and then buy in the festival.
Every vendor will have some treats for the kids, so make sure you visit them all.
HALLOWEEN CHILLI CHALLENGES
For the bravehearts, a choice of five chilli challenges to set the stage on fire!
Hell’s Bell’s Pod Eating Challenge -Sasa Milhasovic of Australian Designer Seeds will oversee a complex series of pod and extract eating challenges with the last man/woman standing crowned the winner!
Supernatural Spuds Challenge – speed and endurance required to eat a baked potato that’s been marinading in chilli for a week or so. By Adrian Zocaro of Firing Line Gourmet Chillies.
Otherworldly Wing Challenge– Hedz Kwan and the Wing Thing presents some truly evil wings for the bravehearts.
Devil’s Marbles Challenge – Rob Dunn of Australian Extreme Chilli Condiments create some truly evil meatballs that will have you screaming for Mama!!
I Scream for Ice Cream Challenge – Ice-cream laced with chillies and diabolical Director’s Blend Sauce by Australian Extreme Chilli Condiments.
FOOD FOR EVERYONE
Our food vendors have a mandate to provide at least four chilli-themed offerings, as well as regular food , with a touch of Halloween fun.
Even our cold drinks and desserts will provide some chilli and Halloween theming.
CHILLI PLANTS and GROWING ADVICE)
Sasa Mihaljovic of Australian Designer Seeds will be on hand with 1001 chilli seedlings and plants for sale.
Their range of designer fertiliser is the bomb!
Join our free Bonchi workshop. Materials are available for purchase or you can just look and learn.
Cooking with chillies, or learning how to barbecue the perfect steak – just roll up to our free workshops at the advertised time.
JUST FOR THE KIDS
Kids will have their own free Spooky Space – a Halloween-themed area children can enjoy some fun in a supervised, enclosed space. There will be spooky story-telling, a spooky G-rated movies on a big screen, spooky craft activities, and a great “black light” area for kids to just have fun in. Children 3-8 must be accompanied by a parent. 9-14 year olds can enter and be supervised by our “Ghostly Guards”.
Great live music is always peppered in between the chilli challenges on stage. Once again, we have the guitar maestro, Sean Mullen, gracing our stage, playing some hot guitar (and even some Joe Satriani tunes). He’ll also be joined by Sandra Beynon on vocals.
The beautiful girls from Brisbane Academy of Dance will spice up the day with some great performances to recorded and live music. They’ll also be helping our brave chilli challenge contestants get through the pain and on to the glory – you’ve got to love a great cheer-leading team! Check the program for other dance troupes as they’re added!
Yes, we welcome well-behaved pets, provided they’re wearing something red or chilli-themed. Bandannas are available from the entry gates for $5.00.
Enter your dressed-up pal in the Chilli Dog Competition – prizes donated by K9 Cakes, one of our stall-holders on the day. Just turn up to the stage at the designated time as per the program.
Relax in our chilli-themed bar and enjoy a selection of Halloween and chilli-themed cocktails, chilli beer, chilli sangria, as well as regular beverages.
We’ll even have some French Champagne on hand for the luxe lovers!
VIP CHAMPAGNE EXPERIENCE TICKETS
Enjoy VIP marquee seating, front row VIP challenge seating, French Champagne, grazing platter for two, a goodie bag and a chilli plant! Only 12 tickets available – book here.
OUR CHARITY PARTNER
Lil Bug Love is a Logan-based community organisation which supports children who find themselves caught up in domestic violence matters at Police stations in South-East Queensland.
Volunteers help create the contents of the Comfort Kits which are then distributed to as many Police stations as possible.
Cindy Barden and her daughter Phoebe are committed to easing the trauma of domestic violence and need your help to allow them to keep their important work going. You can donate here.
Want to be a vendor or an exhibitor of some kind at our festival? Our one-stop application form makes it easy to apply for all of our festivals – Briz Chilli Fest, Chillogan, Darwin, Sydney, Ipswich
We love to have all sorts of people involved in our festivals as sponsors – big or small – in-kind or cash. Here’s our CCO (that’s Chief Chilli Officer) Scarlett Habanero to tell you about why your business might be a good fit for our festivals.
About the Venue
The Rocklea community suffered total inundation during the recent floods. We show our support by hosting our event at this historic venue, the Rocklea Showgrounds. Run by a volunteer committee, with no government funding, this privately owned venue is rebuilding after extensive damage to its site. The more we use these historic venues, the brighter their future.
Ample parking on site by gold coin donation to our charity partner, Lil Bug Love.
Rocklea Railway Station is a short walk away.