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Sawtell Chilli Festival 2018

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The hottest day of the year
Sawtell Chilli Festival Logo
Saturday 7th July is going to be one hot day at the popular seaside town of Sawtell, NSW. The date has finally been set for the 20th annual Sawtell Chilli Festival, so it's time to put it in your calendars.

Sawtell Chilli Festival Main Street
Everyone's keen to feel the heat

Thousands of visitors come to Sawtell's annual festival to enjoy the many stalls with chilli-related products. Challenge yourself to sample the world's hottest chilli sauce (and get a sticker to prove your accomplishment), enjoy great live music all day, wander through the market and food stalls and of course, buy yourself a little chilli plant as a souvenir.

Sawtell Chilli Festival stalls
The perfect place for chilli lovers

Local shopkeepers always join in the festivities, creating giant chilli-themed decor and adding inventive chilli surprises to their regular menus. There's a fancy dress competition and even a chilli-themed hat parade. It's a day where locals are ready to have fun and simply enjoy the quirkiness of the event, as well as share our beautiful town and local produce with visitors.

Sawtell Chilli Fest costumes
The locals love to entertain

Where to park: The main street will be closed off, so park in surrounding streets.
For more information and updates check out:
Stall holders and map and the Event Facebook Page
If your mouth is burning after all the taste testing, dairy products or cucumbers help to relieve the burning sensation. Try a (dairy) smoothie from one of the local cafes instead of gulping down a bottle of water.

Sawtell Chilli Festival Coffs Harbour
Where taste testing is a sign of bravery
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Why? It's a fun event with entertainment for the whole family.
When: 7 July, 2018. Get there early to get a good park and make the most of the day.
Where: First Avenue, Sawtell, NSW
Cost: Free
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OMG what a great day out for Chilli lovers.
by Leanne McCabe (score: 1|10) 1849 days ago
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