Sat 2 & Sun 3 Sept 2017
The ultimate chilli experience
Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli Festival taking place in the Manor gardens in the beautiful Aviary Glade. With over 65 handpicked exhibitors, all passionate about chilli, the festival guarantees to bring you the best of local artisan producers as well as some of the nation’s best loved independent traders from across the country.
Find everything for the chilli fanatic or intrepid chilli novice; delicious jams, exotic and enticing pastes and pickles, chutneys and oils, relishes and sauces alongside spicy cheese, chilli beers and chocolate. If things get a little hot, there are also stalls offering refreshing drinks with local beers and ciders and cooling frozen yoghurt and ice creams.
Throughout the weekend you can also enjoy live music, family fun and children’s craft activities as well as the opportunity to walk around the gardens and explore the house (pre-booking recommended). Don’t miss the hottest event this September!
Plant a Cactus
Paint your own plant pot and pick your very own cactus to plant in it. With a huge number of varieties, which one will you choose?
£2 per child.
Face Painting with Lu’s Face Painting
£3 for a small design, £5 for a whole face.
Mexican Wrestler Colouring Competition
Design a colourful Lucha libre mask for your Mexican wrestler and give them a name. The best design wins!
Mexican Worry Dolls
Based on the legend of a Mayan Princess who was given special powers by the Sun God to remove all worries, we will be creating Mexican Worry Dolls. Put the doll under your pillow as you sleep and all your worries will disappear overnight!
£2 per child.
Beer, lager and cider
Jams and preserves
Oil & Vinegar Stansted