Feel the heat at Cape Town’s chilli festival

March 12, 2024 (Last Updated: March 11, 2024)
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The Festival of Fire is Cape Town’s hottest chilli festival and the ultimate event for spicy food lovers. Whether you prefer your chilli mild or fiery hot, the chilli festival has just the right level of spiciness for everyone.

The festival offers a fun-filled day of entertainment to keep the entire family happy while savouring mouthwatering and explosive food options from various food trucks and stalls showcasing their unique take on chilli.

Photo: Festival of Fire

Here’s what to expect:

  • A variety of chilli-based products you can buy from local vendors
  • Chilli seeds and solutions to grow your own chilli
  • Food trucks offering up their own unique take on this iconic ingredient
  • Delicious food and drinks
  • Entertainment, demonstrations, and fun activities for the whole family
  • The main attraction is the Chilli Eating Competition featuring the South African Champion and those brave enough to compete
  • Silent Charity Auction with local and international items and experiences available for bidding throughout the day
  • Special Hot Wing Challenge available on the menu for festivalgoers
  • Hot Sauce Competition
  • Super Hot Chip Challenge
  • Kid-Friendly Chocolate Chilli Contest
  • Lucky Draws and Prizes

The chilli festival promises fun for all chilli connoisseurs and anyone looking for a great day out.

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  • Location: The Ostrich @ Cape Town Ostrich Ranch
  • Date: 20 April 2024
  • Time: 10am to 6pm
  • Cost: From R60
  • Bookings: Festival of Fire

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Written by Adrienne Bredeveldt for Cape Etc.

Images: Festival of Fire

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