8th December 2024
11am to 7pm
Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang
My Chilli Festival
Experience all things cheesy, chocolatey and chilli! Bring a picnic rug or chairs, throw off your shoes and relax in the festive atmosphere at this delightful venue in Nerang.
Lots of fun food challenges on stage, food and drinks and fun themed cocktails and kids activities.
Lets Get Spicy!
Take a look at the below itinerary to see what’s in store for this awesome festival on the beautiful Gold Coast.
A variety of delicious chilli condiments, sauces and other products will be available for you to try in Hellfire Alley.
CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE HOUSE
Come meet some providores in the Reception Centre and sample some delicious goodies before you buy.
CHEESE CHILLI & CHOCOLATE CHALLENGES
These will be a lot of fun to watch, but even more fun to be a participant.
Chocolate Churros – Yes, it’ll be a whopping serving of chocolate-laden churros, topped with cream! First to the finish line wins!
Cheesy Challenge– A bowl of grated cheese, your hands tied behind your back – who can finish first and come up with the cleanest face!
Fiery Pods Challenge – Chilloomba Chillies of Cairns will supply an array of pods – the last man/woman standing crowned the winner!
Kids Chocolate Tower Challenge – Stack those chocolate biscuits up to the sky! Tallest tower in 5 minutes wins.
CHEESE, CHOCOLATE AND CHILLI FOOD
Our food vendors have a mandate to provide lots of choices that include the above. Even our cold drinks and desserts will provide extra chocolate and chilli-themed fun. We cater for vegans and vegetarians too.
CHILLI PLANTS and GROWING ADVICE)
Mel O’Brien of Infusions Chilli Farms will be on hand with her beautiful chilli plants for sale.
Cooking with cheese, chocolate and chillies, or learning how to barbecue the perfect steak. A chocolate-cocktail-making lesson. What is Vegan Cheese? Just roll up to our free workshops at the advertised time on the program.
FOR THE KIDS
Our family-friendly festival offers activities forall ages. Kids can enjoy the animal nursery, guided pony rides, face-painting, giant lawn games and craft corner. Our suppliers reserve the right to charge fees for some advertised activities.
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 welcome well-behaved pets, provided they’re wearing something red chocolate, cheese- or chilli-themed. Bandannas are available from the entry gates for $5.00.
Enter your dressed-up pal in the GCCC Best Dog Competition. 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 chilli cocktails, chilli beer, chilli sangria, as well as some chocolate-themed cocktails and ice-cream sodas. we haven’t worked out how to put cheese into a cocktail yet, sorry!
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!
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 – Ipswich, Briz Chilli Fest, Chillogan, Darwin or Sydney.
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.
We encourage the use of public transport, in line with our sustainability commitment.
Ample parking on site. In the event of inclement weather in the lead-up making the oval too wet to use, we will have a contingency plan at a nearby dry site, with a shuttle bus in place.