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Fire & Spice Festival 2020 - EVENT CANCELLED

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Published March 5th 2020
Update March 16th 2020
As of Monday 16 March, the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee is placing limits on organised gatherings which include limiting non-essential organised gatherings to fewer than 500 people. These limits do not apply to workplaces, schools, universities, shops, supermarkets, public transport or airports.

Due to these measures, Council has cancelled the following upcoming events:

Fire & Spice Festival
Thai Festival
Telugu Festival.

Market stalls, live music, food trucks, talks & workshops

Hot on the heels of a successful Summer Festival event series, the popular Fire & Spice Festival returns to West Torrens on Sunday 5th April.

Get your family and friends together and head to West Torrens Memorial Gardens for a fun-filled celebration of all things hot and spicy!

The FREE festival kicks off at 11am and features a jam-packed line-up of bustling market stalls (plants and produce), live music & entertainment, Adelaide's hottest food trucks, enlightening talks and interactive workshops.

Check out the festival highlights below:

Chilli Marketplace

Chilli and spice lovers can discover a world of flavour in this dedicated space. Stallholders include South Australia's finest producers and gourmet food purveyors:

  • Chile Mojo is South Australia's premier source for the hard-to-find necessities of great Mexican food. Home to authentic Mexican chiles and spices, genuine corn masa and other staples of the Latin-American larder. Plus their custom blended seasonings and pre-mixes make 'doing it from scratch' easy.

  • Hillside Herbs and Succulents is a family-run nursery in McLaren Vale. Steve manages the succulents and Lorraine takes care of the chillis and herbs.

  • Whites Valley Jalapeņos is a South Australian family artisan business that makes chilli sauces, chilli jams, chilli rubs, chilli mustard, chilli paste, chilli relish and chilli pickles.

  • Spice Girlz is family owned and renown nationally for their delicious foods. Condiments, dukkah and oils are gluten-free and vegan-friendly, and contain only natural preservatives.

  • Matchett Productions & Big Sissy Foods is the vehicle for South Australian based foodie Vicki Matchett to showcase her many talents, including a full range of chilli-based condiments such as 'Chilli Jam' and the ever-popular 'Chilli Fire'.

  • Grunds Gourmet's delicious products are sought after throughout Australia. Packed full of flavour the recipes have been refined over decades to arrive at a product with a unique flavour that is typically 'Grunds'. Their line of condiments are preservative-free, all but two are gluten-free & they are vegan-friendly.

  • Bali In A Jar's founder, Desak Yoni's mission is to create a unique range of sauces that bring to mind nostalgic memories of Bali (or perhaps to excite the mind of the possibility of memories to be gained in a future visit!), allowing the preparation of great meals with unforgettably exotic aromas and tastes.

  • Hallsy's Chilli Jam is made by S.A.'s self-confessed 'Chilli Freak' turned gourmet Chilli Jam and Beef Jerky maker Luke Halls. There amazing Chilli Jam is available in "normal" hot and Triple X hot versions. The newest edition is Hallsy's Reaper Beef Jerky which is one of the hottest and tastiest you will try.

    Food and beverage

    Enjoy the best of Adelaide's food scene with the likes of TacoCat, El Diablo Wood Fired Pizza, Staazi & Co., Sugarcoated, Wheaty Brewing Corps and Never Never Distilling Co.. Plus more to be announced.



    All ages will be entertained with performances from Cartel Afinke,
    Adelaide Afrobeat Collective, Abraska, Yellow Blue Bus and CircoBats (roving circus performance 12 noon - 2pm).


    Spiceworld (for children and their families)

    A dedicated space for families to enjoy interactive workshops:

  • Face Painters Ink (free 11am - 4pm)

  • Jai Henna (free 11am - 4pm)

  • CircoBats (free circus workshop 2pm - 3pm)

  • The Colour Manifesto (free craft workshops 11am - 4pm)

  • Spicy activities in the Hamra Centre Library

  • Sensory tent by Asperlutely Autsome

  • Roseworthy CFS and Brooklyn Park MFS will be attending with their Fire Trucks to help extinguish the 'Chilli fire'. Children will be able to explore the vehicles and equipment and speak with the people that have been working hard to protect lives and properties over the summer.

    Plan the ultimate family day out at Fire & Spice Festival 2020! Relax and unwind, eat and drink, do a bit of taste testing, learn some spice cooking techniques and find out about propagating herbs and spices. There will be plenty for the kids to do, both indoors and out!

    Entry is free. Please note this is a licenced event. No BYO alcohol allowed.

    For all the latest on what's on, please see and follow @cityofwesttorrens.


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    When: Sunday 5th April 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Where: West Torrens Memorial Gardens, 1 Brooker Tce, Hilton, SA 5033
    Cost: Free entry
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