Murphys Creek Chilli Festival to raise money for Rural Aid | Earth

Biting into a chilli in Murphys Creek next Sunday will have an added layer of warmth with all proceeds from the famous festival going to flooded farming communities.

The Murphys Creek Chilli Festival will showcase Australia’s best hot sauces, freshest drinks, chilli condiments and food challenges all in one place.

From three-minute races to eat spicy sausages to an entire bottle of hot sauce, entry fees for competitions during the fun day will help support RuralAid.

Event coordinator Jason O’Connor said visitors can taste and buy more than 250 hot sauces while supporting flood-ravaged farmers and businesses.

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“We have the spiciest products at the event, but we’re also celebrating our taste buds, so fear not,” he said.

“Tell your partner and friends who aren’t as adventurous as you are that they’ll have plenty to eat and drink too.

“Buy chili plants, farm fresh produce, raffle tickets, non-chili food, fudge, chili jewelry, nuts, jerky and salami.

“Murphys Creek Tavern beer garden will aid digestion. Keepyour tongue untangled with fresh coffee, iced tea, milkshakes, kombucha, two wine tasting tents and three ice cream carts.”

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 20 and costs $1 to participate.

The Murphys Creek Chilli Festival was founded after the 2011 floods when the team decided to hold events in flood affected areas.

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The story of chilli enthusiasts to help raise funds for the floods first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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