On November 25, things are getting hot in Caloundra. 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 Saturday with a chilli festival, after all.
Adding some zest the Sunshine Coast, Bulcock Street is hosting the inaugural Ignite Chilli Festival from 1pm. There'll be stalls offering chilli galore, 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 arts and crafts, chilli fashion, chilli jewellery and chilli homewares will all be on offer, as will saying the word chilli so much that it no longer means anything.
The full lineup of entertainment, eating options and activities will be announced closer to the festival, but we're betting that the spiciest event of them all will make the bill. It wouldn't be a chilli fest without a chilli-eating competition, of course. Our tip, and we think you'll need it: remember that milk is a chilli-lover's best friend.