Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival


Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival attracted another big crowd.

This is Australia’s largest and most successful chilli festival and arguably the world’s most popular hot food festival.

The 2014 festival featured the largest ever contingent of stallholders 99 in total.  The Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor once again approved our Occasional Liquor Licence to encompass the whole site.

This year we saw an increase in families with children and the new site plan enabled people to spread out making it a more comfortable environment.  Junkadelic Brass Band and the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre really attracted the crowd especially the children.  The very talented Mike De Velta set up under the trees and played a combination of folk and blues which attracted a large crowd.  The back to back stages worked well with chefs from some of Fremantle’s best restaurants and cafe’s entertaining the crowds with some great cooking and tastings.  Neville Passmore and John Colwill shared their knowledge on growing chillies to a large audience and John McWilliams from Brew TV demonstrated the benefits of home brewing.

The on-site broadcast by Mix 94.5 was a great boost to the weekend and the Chillies Peepers were amazing wandering around giving out vouchers and prizes.  ABL Premiers – Perth Heat were kept very busy at the ‘pitching tent’ with so many people testing their skills.

Mix 94.5 Chilli Peepers

Mix 94.5 Chilli Peepers

Ol'e Paella

Ol’e Paella

Spare parts puppets

Spare parts puppets








Every year visitors enjoy a carnival atmosphere and great music.

Visit our About Page to find out more about the history of Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival.

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Held on the Fremantle Esplanade

Araluen Fremantle Chilli Festival is an annual 2 day event held on the Fremantle Esplanade. In 2015, the festival will be held on March 7 and 8.

The Fremantle Esplanade is located on Marine Terrace in Fremantle with plenty of street parking and paid parking nearby.

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