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Food & wine

Chilli Fest

Sat 31 Aug & Sun 1 Sept 2019


Normal grounds admission applies

Under 5s and National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members go free
Booking coming soon

Chilli Fest Go to... Stalls Catering Bars and drinks Entertainment Top

The ultimate chilli experience

Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli festival taking place in the Manor gardens in the beautiful Aviary Gardens. With 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.

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!

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Food & drink

Discover the best of local artisan producers and some of the nation’s best loved chilli traders, as well as delicious hot food from the catering stalls.

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Chilli stallholders

We have over 40 stallholders selling everything Chilli-related, from cheese to cakes and oils to chutneys.

Line up of exhibitors coming soon…

Monsta Pizza
Chilli Dogs

Catering stalls

Tuck into something delicious for lunch from one of these hot catering stalls.

Line up of caterers coming soon…

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Hitchcox Cider
Malt the Brewery

Bars and drinks stands

Cool off with a refreshing drink from our great range of bars and drinks stands.

Line up of bars coming soon…

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Enjoy a real party atmosphere with live music, face painting and dancing. All the family can share a great experience with kids activities and the opportunity to kick back and listen to local performers.


Live acoustic sessions

Sit back and enjoy live performances from local musicians at Blackfrog Studio throughout the weekend.

More about Blackfrog Studio>


Salsa dancing

Join the party with one of these 30 minute demonstrations and performances.

Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Family fun


Paint a pot

Kids can choose a cactus and then get crafty by decorating their pot. A great keepsake to take home with you. £3 per pot.



Face painting

It wouldn’t be a festival without having your face painted. So swing by and see Lou, our fabulous face painter to look the part. £3 for small design, £5 for large design.


Photo opportunity

Capture a Chilli memory with our photo frame and fun props! Don’t forget to share it on our social channels using #Chilli19