Sawtell Chilli Festival
Sunny Sawtell is not just a summer seaside gem. Twenty years ago, the Sawtell Chamber of Commerce decided to work on an initiative to bring people into the village in the Winter Season and share in the village’s beauty in the cooler months too.
The Chilli Festival was borne from the passions and vision of local volunteers – a passion, vision and commitment that continues to this day. The Sawtell Chilli Festival has been an annual event in First Avenue for 20years, and attracts over 13,000 people to the village on the first Saturday of July.
The Sawtell Chilli Festival has seen spectacular sponsors of the event that have really added to the atmosphere and made the event even more memorable.
The Festival features over 100 chilli related stalls offering a variety of foods and flavours from some of Australia’s leading chilli product manufacturers as well as local restaurants and cafes showcasing their own famous cuisine. Make sure you arrive hungry as there is so much to taste, and, of course, products to take home.
For a small seaside village, Sawtell certainly has a big music scene to choose from, with artists that are both local and from further afield. Entertainment, music, kids activities, competitions and giveaways guarantee a great day out for the whole family.
The festival is an iconic local event and has grown from strength to strength in terms of visitor numbers across the years. We welcome revellers from the Coffs coast and across the country.