Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival


Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival attracted another big crowd in near perfect weather conditions.

Over the past couple of years we have seen a big increase in the  number of families attending the festival and we attribute this to our pricing structure of having children 0 – 17 free.  We have also moved towards more entertainment for children with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s roving puppets, workshops and Freedom Fairies face painting.

The Bailey’s Garden Stage had a variety of entertainment from well known media personalities Verity James, John Colwill, Neville Passmore and Steve Wood talking on ‘Everything you wanted to know about Chillies’.  The very talented blues singer Mike De Velta entertained the crowd with his special brand of music.  Also on stage were Matt Waring and Sierra Pines one a talented soloist and the other a duo.

Over on the Ole Paella stage we had a series of cooking demonstrations with lots of free tastings being given out.  The inaugural Cocktail Gastronomy Great Cocktail Challenge attracted a large crowd.  Thank you to all who took part and produced some amazing chilli cocktails, and to our 3 judges who had the best job – sampling all the chilli cocktails.

Congratulations to Cocktail Gastronomy Great Cocktail Challenge winner Davey Shmaishmaire from The Monk (Fremantle)



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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