Thursday 6th August, 2020.

It is with great sadness that organisers have chosen to cancel the 2020 Briz Chilli Fest.

The ongoing uncertainty around borders, the constant threat of lockdowns, and the latest developments with hotspots resulting in changing social-distancing restrictions mean we cannot guarantee the festival experience we like to create for our visitors.

We had hoped for a two-day festival at Waterfront Park, however, this was not approved by the Brisbane City Council, so it’s even harder to produce a Covid-friendly event which at the same time delivers as a festival should.

We look forward to more event-friendly 2021 and wish all of our suppliers, vendors, performers and chilli-heads the very best until then.

Keep an eye out for Gold Coast Cheese Chilli and Chocolate Festival, planned for Saturday 5th December at Paradise Country Parklands at Nerang.  We might be lucky enough to get this one off the ground!

Scarlett Habanero


Briz Chilli Fest


We donate 10% of our net profit to CFQ as well as conducting a multi-draw raffle and pillion auctions on the day.

Briz Chilli Fest acknowledges Brisbane City Council’s support for this event as part of its CREATIVE BRISBANE vision.


Are you ready to get your chilli on??

Brisbane’s only family-friendly Chilli Festival.

Everything hot and spicy, delicious and diabolical, fun and frivolous, educational and exciting will be on display.

Proudly supporting Cystic Fibrosis Queensland through donation of 10% of net ticket sales.


Join us on Saturday 10th October and Sunday 11th October for two days of chilli madness! Yes, we’re back bigger than ever with lots more time to do more crazy chilli stunts for your enjoyment.

Waterfront Park at Newstead will again come alive with something for all ages to enjoy.

Lots to eat, see and do for yoing and old.

Bring a picnic rug and enjoy a day in beautiful Brisbane.

Centre Stage will feature fabulous live music and other cultural performances from chilli-loving ethnic groups.

Watch the brave chilli-heads compete in six challenges and there will even be a fun (non-chilli) challenge for the kids.

Hellfire Alley promises a wide array of quality chilli products.

Our VIP Champagne and Chilli Experience is a must-do for the luxe-lovers.

Our food vendors all offer at least two chilli-themed offerings across savory and sweet choices.

Entire festival site is a licensed area with security provided to ensure a relaxed day for everyone. Head to the Afterburn Bar for chilli beer, regular beer, chilli and regular cocktails, wine and spirits. For a touch of class, visit our Champagne Bar.

Kids can visit the animal nursery, ride a pony (or a unicorn!), watch the model boats, have their face painted or play in the Council playground adjacent to the festival site.


Two Day Passes:
Adults $20
Concessions/Students: $14
Kids 4-14 FREE

Single Day Pass:
Adults $12
Concessions/Students: $8
Kids 4-14 FREE


VIP Champagne & Chilli Experience

Couples $189

Single $95


Unlimited Passouts.

The entire festival site will be liquor licensed. Be prepared to provide proof of age and adhere to RSA guidelines if intending to consume alcohol.



Bag checks will be conducted at entry.

We use social-enterprise ticketing platform Humanitix, which donates its booking fees to a charity of our choice. Briz Chilli Fest has this year chosen Girls’ Education Programs to help reduce the number of girls around the world who are out of education – currently at 65 million! Humanitix closes the gap.

CFQ Multi-Draw Raffle

Be sure to buy tickets to win one of dozens of prizes drawn on the day.  If you’d like to donate a prize, please get in touch with us!

BrizChilli Fest is working hard to improve on last year’s event and access for prams and disabled will be much improved.

We have a great mix of returning and new stallholders in Hellfire Alley to keep the range of products and food as interesting as we can. The stallholders are the backbone of BrizChilliFest and we strive to include new exhibitors as well as your favourites from 2019 coming back so you can stock up on your chilli goodies. We will be adding to the list below. They include market stalls, herb and chilli plants, great sauces and spices, mind-blowing hot sauce, beer, wine, desserts, meals, kids activities and much more.

Check out the vendor list, visit their websites or facebook pages and make a note of who to visit when you come along to BrizChilli Festival 2020

To see how much fun Briz Chilli Fest 2019 was, go to the photo gallery.

This website contains content from Briz Chilli Fest 20198 and will be updated as the weeks progress to reflect current participants and program.

Get Involved!

We are accepting applications for Hellfire Alley (chilli-related produce stalls), food stalls with at least four chilli-infused menu items and kids activities. Successful applicants can take advantage of Early Bird Prices if paid by 15th September 2020.



Hellfire Alley

Lots of delicious chilli produce for you to try before you buy.

Champagne Bar

Ladies and gents – grab a glass of French bubbles. 

Cutest Chilli Kid

Have a little fun with your young one and be up for cash and goodies.

Model Boats

Triple S Model Boat Club will again be showing off their members’ beautiful model watercraft on the lake during the festival.  Click here for more information about their club based at Boondall

Afterburn Bar

Cool off the tongue and grab a chilli beer or chilli cocktail.

Chilli Challenges

Are you up for it?  Find out about the six ways to chilli hell!

Click to book!

Family Fun

Bring a rug or chair and relax with the kids.

VIP Experience

Champagne and exclusively-prepared chilli creations.

Click to book!

Viking For a Day

The Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club will be showing off a large range of rides, and you can bid to be a pillion passenger at our Viking for a Day Auction on the day!

Stuff For Kids

Animal nursery, pony rides, face-painting, a jumping castle, craft table & lots of room to run around safely barefoot on the grass! Plus there’s the playground just next to the festival site, with unlimited passouts available.

ENTRY FOR KIDS (14 AND UNDER) IS FREE! Please note a small fee applies for some activities.

10 & 11

Oct 2020

Festival Map

View an aerial shot of the festival site. Detailed map coming soon!

Disabled Access

The festival concourse is flat and suitable for wheelchairs and prams with easy access to front stage areas.  Designated Council carparks are available for Disabled Permit Holders.

Public Transport & Parking

Click here to view our guide to getting to the Chilli Fest.

Costume Challenges

Prizes for Best Couple, Individual and Four-Legged are up for grabs. Get crazy! Get your chilli on!

Dog Friendly

All well-socialised four-legged friends are welcome at the festival. They must wear something red or a chilli-themed costume to gain entry.

In line with BCC’s vision for a  Clean, Green and Sustainable Brisbane,  we invite all participants and patrons to help in any way they can to reduce landfill waste on festival day. BYO cup, or acrylic wine or beer cup, cutlery, re-fillable water bottle (free water at the bar and the bubblers).  Every little thing we do makes an impact on a larger scale.

Music & Dance

Steve Payne is Brisbane’s own Bruce Springsteen with a great vibe coming from the festival stage to kick off  BCF2020 with a mix of originals and covers.

Take a trip back to the 70s and 80s with classic rock outfit, Missy Vader and the Dark Force.  There will be Smoke on the Water and more!

Bhangra Dance Group, BaDance Company, African and Korean dance and music groups will also keep you entertained in between chilli challenges.

Sean Mullen will again be burning up the fretboard with some fabulous blues to close out the day.

Getting Here

Located close to Brisabane CBD and public transport, getting to the 2020 Brisbane Chilli Fest is a breeze!

Just click the link to below to view and download our handy guide.

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