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About Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival
Since its introduction in the summer of 2003, Araluen’s Chilli Festival has firmly established itself as one of Perth’s major cultural events. The move to Fremantle a few years ago was an exciting and positive one that has given the festival the chance to grow from humble beginnings at Araluen to a highly successful event attracting thousands of visitors.
Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival celebrates the unique culinary and cultural aspects of chillies and features a huge range of stallholders and entertainment.
The annual 2 day event has around 100 stalls full of everything from chilli plants, condiments, sweets, foods, beverages and so much more as well roving entertainment and cooking demonstrations with local celebrity chefs.
Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival is the winner of the 2013 and 2014 Fremantle Business Awards ‘Outstanding Community Event Award’
The festival was a Gold medal winner in 2007 and a 2008, 2009 and 2010 finalist in the WA Tourism Awards (Festival & Events).
What happens at Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival?
Chilli flavoured nuts and dips might seem like fairly standard options, but what about chilli flavoured fudge, chocolate, wine or shaved ice? The festival stallholders offer everything chilli from fresh and pre-packed foods, plants, pickles, olives, cheese, chocolate, beers, wine and so much more.
The best of Western Australia’s boutique breweries and wineries specialising in chilli beers and wines are showcased. The festival also caters for non-chilli lovers and children, with a range of mild and non-chilli flavoured products to taste and buy.
Entertainment at Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival is based on the cultural aspects of the chilli worldwide. With a diverse range of music, roving entertainment and cooking demonstrations.
New to the festival for 2015 will be Cocktail Gastronomy Great Cocktail Challenge. Nine competitors will take to the stage in a three-heat elimination. Winners from each heat will go directly into the final. This all takes place on Sunday 8th.