Burning through Bulcock Street in Downtown Caloundra, this food fiesta celebrates all things chilli from the humble Hinterland chilli farmer through to the artisan chilli sauce maker, with loads of entertainment, cooking demonstrations and exotic international cuisines to try on the day. Stick around for the annual Chilli Eating Championships in the afternoon with the festival finishing with a bang with fire-eaters and Belly Dancers!
Just a few things to expect on festival day:
Over 100 artisan food stalls with international flare!
Cooking demonstrations with recipes and tastings by chefs from local Sunshine Coast restaurants
Three dedicated music entertainment areas
Local school participation in some of the entertainment and music
Worlds largest attempt at the Macarena dance
Roving entertainment artists (street theatre)
Best dressed male and female
Best hot sauce competition
Hot Dog competition
Children’s entertainment and activities area
The annual chilli eating championships – a real crowd pleaser
Classic cars and motorbikes display
Fire eaters and fire dancers
The HOT91.1 Ignite Chilli Festival has been ranked within the top 20 Best Food and Drink Festivals within Australia!