Different people are scared by different things. Different folks can handle different levels of heat in their food, too. Do you get spooked by spice — but in a good way? If so, the Halloween Briz Chilli Fest is clearly for you.
Obviously, things will be getting hot in Rocklea at this returning fest — which is taking place on the most frightening day of the year for the first time. They'll be tongue-tinglingly hot. Face-meltingly hot. Homer Simpson running, screaming and waving his hands around hot. That's what happens when you spice up your weekend with a chilli festival, after all.
Adding some zest to the Rocklea Showgrounds on Sunday, October 31, there'll be plenty of stalls offering plenty of chilli — and not just in food form. Of course, there'll be enough edible hot hot heat to help you turn several different shades, but that's just part of the chilli fun. Chilli beer and chilli cocktails will all be on offer, and there's usually a chilli fancy dress competition. Basically, you'll be saying the word chilli so much that it no longer means anything.
Tickets are on sale now for $12, and the full lineup of activities also includes chilli-eating contests for those with cast-iron stomachs, plus live music and other performances — with the event boasting spice on multiple fronts.
Our tip, and one we think you'll need: remember that milk is a chilli-lover's best friend.
Briz-Chilli Fest takes place on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 at Newstead's Waterfront Park, with tickets on sale now.
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