Sydney Chilli Festival

Darwin Chilli Festival

Organisers are still hoping that we can bring this event to fruition in the future. 

Keep your fingers crossed that even more heat can come to Darwin! 

Ipswich Chilli Festival

Lets Get Spicy!

Below is an example of what our festival will look like. 


A variety of delicious chilli condiments, sauces and other products will be available for you to try and then buy in the festival


For the bravehearts, a choice of five chilli challenges to set the stage on fire!

Chilli Churros – Yes, it’ll be a hellishly delicious challenge where chilli will outweigh the sweetness for sure!

Wicked Whip Challenge (Vegan)- Find out how difficult eating a bowl of delicious ice-cream can become when paired with Australian Extreme Director’s Special Sauce, and fresh chillies.

Fiery Pods Challenge -Sasa Mijalhovic of Australian Designer Seeds will oversee a complex series of pod and extract eating challenges with the last man/woman standing crowned the winner!

Volcanic Wing Challenge- Kickin’ Wings presents your worst Wing Nightmare in conjunction with Firing Line Gourmet Chilli for an eye-watering collaboration.

Great Balls of Fire Challenge – Rob Dunn prepares his painful parcels of pure evil for those who dare!

CHILLI FOOD (and the whimpy food too!)

 Our food vendors have a mandate to provide at least four chilli-themed offerings.  Even our cold drinks and desserts will provide some chilli-themed fun


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 growing 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.


Our family-friendly festival offers activities forall ages.  Kids can enjoy the animal nursery, guided pony rides, face-painting, inflatables, craft corner and simple sideshows.  Because we don’t charge an admission fee for kids, our suppliers reserve the right to charge fees for their services.


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.


We strive to engage with as many local community groups as possible so they can be part of the fun. 

We look for dancers, performing artists and anything else that will add value to the program.



Depending on the venue, dogs may be welcomed to the festival.


Relax in our chilli-themed bar and enjoy a selection of chilli cocktails, chilli beer,  chilli sangria, as well as regular beverages.

We’ll even have some French Champagne on hand for the luxe lovers!


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.


Festival organisers like to support a local charity, so we will be on the lookout for a group to join us at the festival.  If you would like to be our charity partner, please get in toucyh.


Sydney Chilli Festival

Once a date has been finalised, we will invite you to participate via a simple online form.  

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Scarlett Habanero interviews chilli-heads from all over the world to talk about anything spicy!

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Sydney Chilli Festival

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.


Sydney Chilli Festival