Sawtell Chilli Fest is back on the boil

THE heat has been injected back into the Sawtell Chilli Festival with the event to now go ahead.

Since last week's announcement that the festival had to be cancelled due to lack of sponsors, a number of local businesses have come forward to ensure its continued survival.

"It's just fantastic news," Sawtell Chamber of Commerce president, Brian Knight, said.

"The decision to cancel was a very hard one to make, so to be able to pull it back together again is a great feeling."

Also giving Mr Knight cause for celebration is the fact that hottest event on the Coffs Coast winter calendar won't lose any of its bite.

"It's going to be just as good as previous years, if not better," he said.

"I encourage everyone to come along and show their support and enjoy the festive atmosphere."

The day is set to be full of spice and flavour with music, entertainment, stalls, and, of course, chilli, chilli and more chilli.

Whether tastebuds are mild, medium or hot, the Sawtell Chilli Festival is the best place to sample delicious chilli recipes from local and visiting chefs and producers.

The festival ? now in its ninth year ? will be held on Saturday, July 7, in the middle of the winter school holidays.

A full day of fun, it will run from 10am to 4pm in Sawtell's First Avenue.



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