Welcome to Thornbury will accommodate both your stomach and your flaming sinuses in a two-day event that is the Hot Sauce and Chilli Festival. If spice is your mate and you think you can handle some of the hottest chilli situations Melbourne can throw at you, now's your time to prove your mettle. Some you'll even have to sign a waiver to taste, so you know they'll be life-affirming.
There'll be sauce offerings from Melbourne Hot Sauce, Grumpy Gary's, Marley's Soul Sauce, Changz Hot Sauce and Señor Chilli. If you've come for the actual food side of things, you're in luck too — YOMG, Mr Burger, Roadrunner Fried Chicken, Yo India and Let's Waffle 'n' Shake will set up shop over the weekend, among others.
And drinks? Well, the bar team will be serving 'hot pocket' shots. If you can drink it without sipping another drink to wash it down for two minutes post-shot, you get your photo on the wall (and eternal glory, we guess).