Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival


Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival – Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March on the Esplanade, Fremantle

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

New to the festival this year will be ‘Cocktail Gastronomy Great Cocktail Challenge’.  This will be happening on centre stage Sunday 8 March.   Nine competitors from some of Perth’s well known cocktail bars will take to the stage in a three heat elimination.  The winner from each heat will go directly into the final.  Each competitor will need to make a chilli cocktail for the elimination heats then these winners will need to come up with another chilli cocktail recipe for the final.  Come and join in the fun and learn the secret to making a great chilli cocktail.

This year we will have over 95 stallholders many new to the festival and offering a great range of interesting and varied foods.  This year families will be well catered for with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and their large roving puppets and workshops for children.  Freedom Fairies ready to paint some very creative chilli designs for children and maybe some brave adults.

The Bailey’s information stage will host some of Perth’s well know gardening identities plus a variety of music.  94.5 will be broadcasting from the festival and their “Chilli Peepers” will be giving away a variety of products and vouchers through out the festival.

Times:  10am to 5pm both days

Cost:  Adults $20 Children 0-17 FREE when accompanied by an adult


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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