It is with great sadness that organisers have chosen to cancel the 2020 Chillogan Chilli Festival.
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 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!
Here's the draft program for 2020 festival! Please note - this is subject to change.
Please click below to dowload a PDF version of our 2019 Festival Program
In line with community expectations, the organisers of Chillogan aim to uphold eco-friendly festival practices by:
Banning the use of single-use plastic and disposable coffee cups
Banning the sale of plastic bottled water
Banning the straw
Using only recyclable cups and food containers
Discouraging the use of plastic cutlery
Encouraging the use of bio-degradable food containers
Segregating waste disposal
Remember to bring your own bags to put in all your goodies!
This year our festival finds a new home at the beautiful Logan River Parklands at Beenleigh. Plenty of room to run around on the grass with lots of beautiful trees, and of course a view of the stars at night.
On-street parking is available around the area. We have two access points. The site is fully wheelchair friendly with flat terrain.
The Council playground is adjacent to the festival site and all-day pass-outs mean you can come and go as you please as many times as you like.
No Alcohol permitted to be brought in. This is a fully licensed venue and alcohol may be consumed anywhere within the festival site.
Bags will be checked at the gate.
You are welcome to bring a picnic rug or camp chair to set up "base camp" at the festival.
All well-socialised four-legged friends are welcome at the festival. They must wear something red or a chilli-themed costume to gain entry.
Chillogan is a family day and as such we have a mix of free and paid activities for the kids. Two great jumping castles are free! Face-painting, animal nursery and pony rides are all at family-friendly prices. This year we'll even have a novelty kids-only water-melon-eating competition.
Watch out for our roaming Mexican wrestlers who love to clown around and are available for free, crazy photo opportunities.
Due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, we now only have 5 places per challenge, so get in quick and secure your spot. $15 registration fee. $100 cash prize, sponsor gifts and of course a trophy and the chilli glory!
Best Child, Best Couple, Best Pet categories are all up for a prize of $100 cash.
Extra points for using recycled materials in your costume. Get crazy! Get in the spirit of chilli fun
The big-hearted guys from Viking Breed Social Motor Club are always popular at our chilli events across South-East Queensland. Visitors to Chillogan can enjoy a photo with any of the bikes (and the guys) for a gold coin donation to Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.
If you want to feel the wind in your face, make sure you bid on the VIKING FOR A DAY PILLION AUCTION at the festival so you can be one of a select few who get to ride with the Viking Breed fellows, out on the highway for about 20 minutes, during the course of the festival. Money raised goes to Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.
Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club is for guys that love to ride and enjoy a club atmosphere with other enthusiasts. They regularly get together to help raise money for charity.
Got a ride 400cc or above? Find out about how to join on their Facebook page.
See the gleaming machines and grab a photo with your favourite for a charity gold coin donation.
Maree Field has been training and showing dogs for decades and her skill and passion for what she does shines through in her agility display performances. Her amazing pooches will be showing off some super fun skills and races to the delight of crowds.
Marie offers group training and private lessons both at her Ormeau property and at your home. Find out about her range of courses on her Facebook page.
Enjoy some energetic performances by different groups at Chillogan. More detail on the program once released.
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.
We know you want to try as many chilli-laced foods as possible, so our vendors promise to deliver at least four chilli food items, along with non-chilli foods for the not so brave.
There will be lots of items at $12 or less!