Chilli Festival shapes up to be hottest yet

A stall at last year’s Chilli Festival. This year promises to be even more popular.
A stall at last year’s Chilli Festival. This year promises to be even more popular.

The Chilli Festival is bigger and hotter than previous years and organisers expect a record attendance.

Araluen Botanic Park Foundation general manager Rod Ross said the event had grown in popularity since moving to Fremantle.

‘The popularity of this festival has been driven by its unique character and culture of sensational taste treats, infectious, vibrant entertainment, plants, produce, demonstrations and much more,’ he said.

‘The proximity of public transport, plus the day-of-entry unlimited pass-out policy allows patrons the opportunity to make a day and experience all that this great port city |offers.’

Mr Ross said 2014 would see 25 per cent more vendors offering a range of chilli plants, foods, drinks, tastings and information, an array of live entertainment, a family- friendly carnival atmosphere and cooking demonstrations.

Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival is on March 8 and 9 at the Esplanade Reserve.

Visit araluenbotanicpark.com.au for more information.