Hot roasted chestnuts will be on offer along with rides, stalls and international cuisine when The Fraternity Club hosts its annual Castagne Day celebrations this Sunday.
More than 5000 people are expected to attend the May 19 event, which is steeped in tradition and heritage.
Fraternity Club vice-president Connie Sacco said Castagne Day symbolises the traditional roasting of chestnuts, as well as a day of family fun and activities.
"We welcome the public to drop in and enjoy a day of cuisine, live entertainment, market stalls, kids' rides and the roasting of chestnuts," she said.
Club member Emilio Felli is a favourite among the crowds each year.
Thirty years ago he built a chestnut roaster with his bare hands - and that same roaster continues to serve delicious chestnuts to warm the hearts and tastebuds of patrons.
Each year Emilio cooks around 1100 kilograms of chestnuts for wide-eyed customers.
"It's enjoyable to cook them and to see the people enjoying them," he said.
Castagne Day is a free event with unlimited ride tickets available through www.fraternityclub.com.au or at the club's reception for only $20, or $25 on the day.
The event runs 10am to 4pm.