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Newtown Chilli Festival 2018

  • The Bank Hotel 324 King Street Newtown, NSW, 2042 Australia (map)
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Newtown’s annual Chilli Festival is back for a second year in a row The ultimate event for chilli lovers everywhere, the day long festival on June long weekend, is the ultimate celebration of all things hot and spicy.

All sorts of chilli food specials on a ranging level of heat, from 'chill' to 'fire' - test your tolerance!
Hot sauce markets stalls with sauces on sale from Handsome Devil Supply Co, Rhys Psychiling’s (our winner from last year) and The Bank Hotel’s own hot sauce creation.

Uncle Hops will feature Chilli-inspired beers from local brewers including Young Henrys, 4 Pines, Sauce Brewing plus many more. Vote for your favourite in the Chilli Beer comp! 

2018 will see the return of the chilli eating competition, hosted by the legendary Tora Hymen. Can last year’s champion Rhys Psychling, who devoured some of the hottest chillies around, be overthrown? The winner of this year's competition will receive the Chillifest Trophy, along with a $500 food and drink voucher and a gift pack from Handsome Devil Supply Co. Second and third prizes will be awarded also.
Jazz sensations, Abel Cross Trio will be performing some spicy sounds in Uncle Hops from 3pm.


  1. Submit a short video (no longer than one minute in length) on why you love chilli and should be in the competition. Alternatively, you may submit a written entry no longer than 100 words. Entries can be emailed to or posted to Chillifest Facebook Event Page. 

Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions prior to entry. 

There will be a representative from St Johns Ambulance on-site all day.

Later Event: 10 June