Ravenswood spices things up with first ever Chilli Festival

The first annual Ravenswood Chilli Festival set fire to many a mouth on Saturday, celebrating the spicy fruit with a fiery fiesta.

Local live music entertained the crowds while they browsed stalls and enjoyed the picturesque setting of the Ravenswood Hotel.

At 4pm the Chilli Eating Competition took off, with entrants racing to consume several courses of extra hot chilli dishes.

Congratulations to iron-bellied winners Keryn Brockman, Luke Ironmonger and Shakti D'Rainge for taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively.