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Chilli Fest

Sat 1 & Sun 2 Sept 2018


Normal grounds admission applies

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

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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 Fest
Chilli Fest

Chilli stallholders

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

Monsta Pizza
Chilli Dogs

Catering stalls

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

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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.

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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

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

Saturday 1 September lineup:

11.30am – Kiera Gabrielle
12.30pm – Jade PraiZe
1.30pm – Francesca Luker
2.30pm – Rainey James
3.30pm – Mia Wilson
4.30pm – JAE


Sunday 2 September lineup:

11.30am – Mia Wilson
12.30pm – Jade PraiZe
1.30pm – Poppy Scarlett
2.30pm – Mr Paul Adams
3.30pm – Tom Dalby
4.30pm – ALBC


Salsa dancing

11am, 1pm & 3pm

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

Don’t forget your dancing shoes!


Vibes steel band

12pm, 2pm & 4pm

Vibes are an exciting, unique and entertaining steel band. From pop to calypso to reggae to the greats, you can expect some party music!

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 #Chilli18

Photo competition

Chilli Fest

Are you a budding photographer? Enter the competition to capture the atmosphere of Chilli Fest and be in with a chance of winning £250

Register your interest by emailing [email protected] before 5pm on Fri 31 August.

Full entry details and terms and conditions>

We are delighted to announce that Samantha Bird is the winner of this year’s Chilli photo competition.

Share your visit with us

We love to see your photos, share your visit on Instagram using #Chilli18 and see the photos appear below