The list of confirmed exhibitors/stall holders for 2018 will be updated later this year, as sites are booked. Below is the list of 2017 exhibitors and stall holders; we're pretty sure many will be returning. The festival is a great mix of returning and new stall holders to keep the range of products and food as interesting as we can. It is the stall holders who really make this festival what it is, so it is important to have new ones each year and to also have the regulars coming back. We need to stock up each year on some of their yummy products and it is great when we get to try something really new. This year will be better than ever with a couple of special Australian releases.
We have over 90 stalls across the site, listed below. They include funky clothes, herb and chilli plants, great sauces and spices, mind blowing hot sauce, beer, wine deserts, meals, kids rides and much much more. Have a browse and decide who to visit when you come to the Herb and Chilli Festival.
Handcrafted unique flavors that are theatrically made right before your eyes, giving you the ultimate ice cream experience which you will be coming back for more. Website
2015 saw the first outing of their amazing 16x14m giant fire truck jumpoing castle and it will be back in 2016 along with a smaller one for the youngest folk. Website
A shared family recipe, fond memories of sitting in cozy taquerías in California and Mexico, and a longing for Mexican flavor in Australia have led to the creation of Ahora. Good salsa is the heart of authentic Mexican cuisine. Ahora salsas flavours are robust and diverse, offered with subtle, moderate or spicy heat. Ahora salsa delivers a unique taste that has been missing from Mexican cuisine in Australia. Website
Arthur's Creek Garlic
A fusion of exquisite, natural flavours, made from an old family recipie that has been passed down from generation to generation. The heat of chilli combines beautifully with the passion of garlic in extra virgin olive oil. For lovers of intense flavour: the perfect way to add spice to your life. Spread on bread and vegetables, stir into soup, baste or use as a marinade on meat, fish and chicken. Add to all foods for that extra va va voom! Website, Facebook & Twitter
- Aussie Smoke Bloke
Make your own smoked bacon, fish, chicken, cheese, risotto, salt, dairy, oils and more..... "If you can eat it, you can smoke it" and Flamin good chilli salts. Website
Axedale Olives gives you both delicious and flavoursome fruit (both in Olive Oil and Table Olives). Their oil varieties are all pure oils (unbleached), cold pressed and extra virgin, ranging from mild, smooth and nutty to peppery and robust flavours. Their table olives are made to their own traditional recipe, and are of three mouth watering varieties.
Indian Street Food Wallahs. Honouring the hawkers of Mumbai's lanes, Delhi's holes in the wall & Indian Rail's platforms. Lots of classic Indian dishes with a real speciality in Chicken Dosa - Indian food at its best. Website Facebook
BaleGrow™ has developed a formula for treating a straw bale to transform it into a new and sustainable planting medium.
Apply the BaleGrow™ Treatment System to straw and add water.
Our system takes only two weeks and your new garden is ready to go. We provide everything you need. Kit includes:
Straw bale - Weed free (Melbourne orders only)
All you have to do then, is plant and watch it grow!. Website
Our delicious menu consisting of some of Germany's favourites will take your taste buds to the mountains of Bavaria. Website
Beers of Mexico
Bringing a fresh approach to the liquor industry with a constantly developing mix of established brand name products, as well as new and innovative lines. With the increasing trend from the major brewers to contact brew their beers in Australia, we constantly see demand from consumers for genuine imported products. It seems logical to us, that if you want to drink a German beer, then the beer needs to be brewed in Germany. Surely Hans from Hamburg would make a better German beer than Bruce from Bacchus Marsh…. The same can be said for Luigi from Rome or Miguel from Madrid. So next time you purchase your “Imported Beer” take a moment to see if it was made by Hans or Bruce. You will taste the difference! Website
Blonde Chilli - Death Sauce
A 'to die for' range of the hottest chilli sauces and chips. Our legendary line of hot sauces are made with a perfect balance of intense heat, incredible flavour & great karma. Experience 'Death' and Feel Alive like never before. Heating up over 31 countries, printed in six languages, and Guinness World Record certified with the hottest product created, Blair's passion for peppers is ever present. It is what fuels the fiery phenomena that is Death Sauce. Bottled and bagged for your sheer enjoyment, our passion is your pleasure. Website & Facebook
Processor of natural gourmet foods and chai made with organic spices, herbs, nuts and seeds. Blossom’s designer blends include Hot and Mild Madras Curry Blend, distinctive flavours of Rajasthan and Kerala, Garam Masala, Barbeque Spice Blend, Italian and Moroccan. They also have an aromatic Indian Chai Blend with black tea, Savoury Seed Sprinkle, a Feel Good Chai with only spices and herbs (a non-caffeine option), Dukkah and a fantastic Kasoundi Tomato Relish.
For the health conscious, these products are made with all natural certified organic ingredients, no added preservatives, colour or flavours. They are vegan friendly, gluten free, chemical free, and GMO free. Website & Facebook
Fresh locally grown garlic and home made chilli jam.
Caught Redhanded Wines
Winemaker Phil Rogers is passionate about wine. He is now based in Adelaide, but makes his wine in McLaren Vale from locally grown fruit. Phil's passion is in his full bodied Shiraz and from that he makes his amazing Sangria. Facebook.
- Chillis Gourmet Mexican
Mexican Food... yum! Chillis Gourmet Mexican is truly authentic and we use only the highest quality ingredients and real Mexican chillies to bring you the very best flavours. Website, Facebook & Twitter
Hand made chocolates and yummy treats from the Yarra Valley
Chooh La La Praline
Fancy Pralines... ooh la la! – hot and spicey or sweet and delicious!
Crispy, Crunchy, Caramel Popcorn......
Small Batch and Hand Made with Love
100% Gluten Free and Dairy Free Options are Available
Highly addictive Popcorn Website
Lavender oil distillation, home made jams and chutneys - including Chilli marmalade, honey, cookies etc. Website
Designer Foods are the makers of the premium brand 'Culinary House', an award winning range of gourmet relishes, stir fry and dessert sauces. Visit them at the 'Sensational Sauces' Stand at festival and try their Tomato Salsa with Chipotle, Chilli Ginger & Soy Stir Fry and their Chilli Chocolate Sauce. For those looking for gourmet relishes and dessert temptations without a chilli kick, you can also taste a very fine range with choices to suit the whole family. Website
Diemen’s Pty Ltd
Diemen's is Australia’s only native hot sauce, fired by locally-grown chilies and Tasmania's native pepper berry Tasmannia lanceolata. Grown in the pristine, cool rainforests of southern Tasmania, the native pepper berry gives our hot sauce a distinctive fruity flavour with hints of Aussie bush. The peppery zing comes from a compound called polygodial, which gives Diemen’s chilli a satisfying spicy kick. Website
Di's Delightful Plants
My name is Di and I’m proud to be able to offer you Australia’s widest Range of Plants. All plants are grown in the beautiful Yarra Valley in Victoria and shipped with full quarantine authority Australia wide. At the festival we will have a wide range of Herbs and Chillis from Renaissance Herbs. Website, Facebook & Twitter
Disaster Bay Chilli
Chilli sauces and relishes with the best 100% chilli wine in Australia! Website
Home of the best mini donuts in Melbourne!
After years of watching our grandmother cook traditional Greek donuts, it became clear that we wanted the people of Melbourne to experience these bite-sized delights on a whole new level. We're putting a modern twist on the ancient art of making mini donuts, we felt it was our responsibility to send peoples’ taste buds into an absolute frenzy. Website
- Flamin Good Chilli
Chilli sauces, salts and oils plus world's hottest spring rolls and dimmies.
- Flamin Lamb Spit
Exotic Cambodian BBQ lamb. Facebook
- Fresh Valley Berries
Fresh strawberries harevsted and grown on site.
- Garden & Stonecraft
Classic style hand built stone walls and buildings Website
Grumpy Gary's Hot Sauces
Premium hand crafted hot sauces for use on BBQ meats, roast, steak, fish, sushi and pizza. In pasta, curries and cheese toasties. As marinades, dips and much more! Website
- Hanalei Bay Fish Tacos
Super yummy fish tacos with an Hawaiian twist.
- Healthy Slushies
The name says it all: Slushies made with all the good bits and none of the bad.
A range of vibrantly flavoured relishes, sauces, pickles and condiments. For chilli lovers, there is a selection of products which start with 'subtle' and works it's way up to extremely hot and truly demonstrates the versatility of chilli. If you're not so nuts about chilli, there is a wonderful array of spice flavours in others of the product range, without the kick of chilli. Website
“The Tradition of Food from around the world was the inspiration behind the Juanitas Kitchen range of products" From a well loved Mexican family recipe of Mole' with its 32 ingredients, to Mafe which you can find slow cooking on the stove tops of most West African homes. These and many more in our range are traditional family recipes, made from real, whole ingredients, no preservatives or additives and healthy the way real home cooking should be! The bonus... we have made it easy for you to take home and cook these much loved dishes yourself or you can create new traditions using our products as they are all amazingly versatile. Website
Le Baobab: West African Style Sauces
Mafe - a spicy peanuty sauce
Noccas - an amazing chilli paste
Yassa - a lemony chicken marinade
Enhancing the heat of the world’s finest hot chilli products without any sacrifice to the uniqueness of the flavors with which they complement. Website
Free animal farm for the kids! Website
A unique Jerk Marinade, using the best ingredients made in Australia. Giving you a sweet and spicy flavour like no other. Website
Mexican handicrafts, masks and ornaments based on Frida Kahlo’s artwork, Day of the Dead handicrafts and sugar skulls.
Ma Crepe Cherie
French style sweet and savoury crepes.
All of our pizzas have been designed to deliver maximum flavours with the perfect blend of a light and crispy base and fresh premium produce. Our signature Manhattan will melt in your mouth and have you begging for more. Website
Matso's Broome Brewery
The Matso’s Head Brewer loves to combine the finest natural ingredients, traditional time honoured brewing techniques and modern technology, to produce a range of beer styles that -above all else- aim to deliver flavour. Choose from our great range of award winning beers which include the famous alcoholic Ginger and Mango Beers, Smokey Bishop dark lager, Pearler’s Pale Ale, Lychee Beer, Chilli Beer, Hit the Toad Lager and the brand new Session Ale 3.5% Pale Ale. Matso’s has also released two craft ciders using authentic Australian Desert Limes from the outback: Mango and Desert Lime Cider and the Desert Lime & Wild Ginger Cider.
The Kimberley lifestyle, climate and natural environment is unique and unfettered, and our objective is to create beers of individuality that will reflect the region. With the knowledge and wisdom of ‘Old World’ brewing to draw from, and the imagination and innovation of ‘New World’ brewers as our inspiration, we hope to contribute to the future of Australian beer. Website
Melbourne Hot Sauce
Our focus is on small batch hand crafted hot sauce made with all natural Australian ingredients. All of our products are individually made & packaged with love and care in our Windsor based kitchen. You will find our range of mild to wild hot sauce stocked in over 200 gourmet food stores, restaurants, deli's & markets throughout Australia & New Zealand. 2015 saw us winning numerous awards & accolades, most notably a Silver medal at the World Hot Sauce awards in Louisiana USA & a 1st place at the Australia & New Zealand Mr Chilli awards Website Facebook
Moon Dog Brewing
Great tasting, locally brewed craft beer - with style. Website
Hand picked selection of Mayan handicrafts. Website
Ned Kelly Red
Ned Kelly Red is premium red wine based ready to drink refreshment. It is a full flavoured beverage with a dash of real orange and lemon juice. Ned Kelly Red was the brainchild of Callipari wines in Mildura. We wanted a product that is unique and iconic. Ned Kelly Red is just that. It is all Australian & one of a kind and most of all people love it. Ned Kelly Red is a Red Wine Spritzer, a blend of premium Australian red wine with orange and lemon juice, its all natural, has no artificial colouring and is good for you. It is 5% alcohol in volume and is totally refreshing. A small survey was conducted amongst our target audience as well as some older and some younger. The results were surprisingly good. Most liked the product and the decision on the name had to be finalised. By the end of 2003 “Ned Kelly Red” was born and a new legend has been created.
“Have a Ned Instead” is all you need to say so ask for it at your favourite bottleshop. Website
Nuris Natural Nibbles
Nuri's Natural Nibbles and Big Mama's Gozleme has a variety of hand rolled home made pastry with a filling of your choice with 4 different flavours cooked on the Bbq and served with garlic yogurt, lemon or chilli flakes. World's first Chocolate Chilli Baklava! Australia's first (and only) home made chilli baklava with all the nuts (only made for the chilli festival each year for 4 years) and regular baklava with walnuts, cashews and pistachios. Gluten-free range of goodies made with nuts and dry fruits and honey as well as a gozleme made with rice paper and all 4 fillings. Exotic range of authentic Turkish food - gozleme, nougat, bread etc. Facebook
Free pony, horse and donkey rides for all the family.
Plough to Plate
A grand selection of southern European pepper products. Simple but delectable hand crafted foods made from the ground up, offering the true taste of traditional foods. Facebook
An exotic range of Rosti.
Free face painting and potting for kids and young adults.
Classic style Peruvian snacks and drinks.
Ranch Hand Foods
Ranch Hand is an American-Australian owned family business. We're dedicated to bringing traditional flavours of our upbringing in the southern USA to our new home in Melbourne. The recipes are unique and delicious and all ours. We hand select fresh, local Australian produce and prepare our products in small batches, to ensure it's just like our family made on the farm. We bring 30+ years of experience living, training and cooking in Memphis, Missouri and Texas, so we have the regional standards down to a science. It was just a matter of adding the creativity inspired by all the wholesome Australian ingredients to make this range truly something special. Gluten free, no additives or preservatives. Pure Victorian honey, never high fructose corn syrup or GMO. We hope you enjoy our family traditions. Website, Facebook & Twitter
We have fruit every day of the year! Rayner’s Orchard are a boutique fruit orchard in the Yarra Valley that grows over 350 varieties of fruit including peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, tamarillo, pomegranate, persimmon, pepino, feijoa, guava, kiwi fruit, dutch medlar and various citrus throughout winter. Website
Riverina Jerky is a small Australian owned business located in the Riverina region. We are an Australian brand of jerky and be assured that we take pride in producing the finest Australia has to offer. Our jerky is made from 100% Australian Beef and where possible 100% from the Riverina, it's free from artifical colours, flavours and preservatives. Our new range of Pork Jerky is also 100% Australian pork. Our factory is dedicated soley to the processing of old fashion style jerky. The way jerky should be! Website Facebook
Naturally Grown Chemical Free herbs and chilli plants. Website
Fresh made waffles with fresh cream.
Saccha Cane Juice
Saccha crush Australian grown sugarcane on the spot adding fresh ingredients, sourced from the market. Refreshing and naturally sweet, sugarcane juice is low GI, high in antioxidant and packed with vitamins and minerals.
Saccha adds little bit of the sweetness to your day! Facebook
At Salami Shack we taste test many, many salamis and mettwursts to bring you the "best of the best". Salami Shack is Australia's leading distributor of salamis and mettwursts bringing over 20 varieties to markets, field days and shows near you. Our salami and mettwurst makers are all relatively small third and fourth generation family businesses, located in and around the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Website & Facebook
Fun range of hot sauces: Not just hot, but also tasty. Website
Come and try their Chilli Coffee!
Located in the tall forests of Warburton, Silva Coffee freshly roast their coffee beans on site. They source 'raw' (green) coffee beans around the world from Fairtrade, Organic and Premium Speciality suppliers. Website & Facebook
- Soleil Lychee Infused Beer
Experience vibrant and pristine aromas of oriental fruits in Beaumonde’s first-born:
Soleil (sun). A crossover between beer and cider. Refreshing with a hint of citrus, honey and brandy notes. In this lightly ‘hopped’ craft beer, fragrant sweet lychee balances the subtle bitterness.
The crisp and refreshing finish delivers you an enjoyable drinking experience. Website
St John's Ambulance
St John's Ambulance will be around for those who have eaten too much chilli. Website,
Stick on Grill
Family, food and tradition intertwine in a wonderful story of old memories. Adults and children alike try to outdo each other in the classic Abruzzese contest of trying to eat as much arrosticini as possible. We want to recreate the same experience offering 'A Night in Abruzzo' where we provide all you need for an arrosticini feast at your place. We'll bring it all, except for the piani accordian. Website Facebook
Thai Grandma's Kitchen
Authentic style spicy Thai street food.
The Ice Cream Wagon
Delicous ice-cream flavoured with fresh locally sourced and crushed fruit.
The Patch on the Bellarine
Chilli sauces, vegetable jams, chutneys, relishes grown, cooked and preserved on and from our patch. Facebook
The Smoke Pit
Slow smoked BBQ pork and beef.
The Spice Maze
The Spice Maze offers products from luscious Sri Lanka, our products are produced by the rural farmers and are dried naturally and have no artificial flavours. At the Spice Maze we are committed to bringing you the highest quality products and in turn, providing world class customer service. Our products come directly from the farmers of Sri Lanka to your doorstep. Proceeds of our products will go the rural farmers. Website
The amazing twisted potatoes on a stick, simply delicious! Facebook
Trumpeters Ice Tea
From the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Trumpeters is brewed by cold extraction over 24 hours, using high grown organic BOP tea leaves from the southern region of Sri Lanka. We ensure that the leaves we use are ethically sourced directly from the farmer. Not only does this benefit our farmers’ community, it gives us year round access to some of the highest quality teas in the world. We blend our cold brew with traditionally distilled cane spirit and a hint of citrus. The subtle sweetness comes from our sparing use of organic sugar (no more than 6%). Sourcing quality ingredients is our passion and we’re also wary to exclude added extras such preservatives, colours and additives. Trumpeters is gluten free and suitable for vegan diets, making it an exceptional alternative to beer or cider.
If you enjoy blending flavours and ingredients, Trumpeters makes an excellent base for cocktails with a complimentary dash of lemon, lime or mint to enhance the natural experience. Website
Turkish Street Food
Vege, Chicken Shish and Kofte plates.
Wun Hung Lo Dumplings
Range of chicken and beef dumplings with a dose of chilli.
- Yarra Valley Bee Group
Information and advice on honeybees in the urban environment.