Chilli fest tees off at golf club

By JUDITH KERR, Albert and Logan News
Thursday 15 November 2019

Organiser Sandra Beynon, right, has moved the Chillogan Festival to the Meadowbrook Golf Club.

ORGANISERS of a fledgling chilli festival have been able to overcome the odds to reprise last year’s inaugural event.

After problems hiring out Beenleigh Town Square, organisers have moved the event to the renovated Meadowbrook Golf Club.

The festival is similar to the popular Briz Chilli Fest, and is a family-friendly event selling everything to do with chillies. Hot sauces, chilli fudge, chilli plants, pony rides, jumping castles, chilli jerky, and even a chilli workshop will be held on the day.

Entertainment will also include wrestlers, beekeepers and bands.

Well-behaved furry pals are also welcome, as long as they are wearing something red or chilli-themed. There will be a prize for the winner of a Chilli Dog Mascot competition.

Organiser Sandra Beynon said she expected a large crowd. “This year’s new central location at Meadowbrook Golf Club means families can kick off their shoes and run their toes through some green grass, relax and enjoy a sunset festival.”

Hellfire Alley will feature 20 chilli product vendors.

Six blood-pumping, chillieating competitions will be held during the day.

Great Balls of Fire, Chilli Churos, Napalm Noodles, Candy from Hell and Fiery Pods will fire up the palates of 10 entrants.

A musical feast is also in store, with an appearance by international Satriani Tribute artist, Sean Mullen.

Philip John and his jazz trio will provide the backdrop for the Chilli “solid gold” Dancers. Local band “Lobeau” from the Logan Beaudesert Country Music Club will open the festival at 3pm.

Logan charity YFS will be the recipient of raffle and auction proceeds and 10 per cent of the net profit.

Tickets: $12, concessions $9 and kids under 14 free.