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Chilli Fest

Fri 3, Sat 4 & Sun 5 Sept 2021


Adult £5, Child £2.50 Event charge for all, plus Grounds admission
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The ultimate chilli experience

Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli festival taking place in the Manor gardens set against the backdrop of the North Front of the Manor. 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 activities as well as the opportunity to walk around the gardens.

Please note that there is a small event charge for all visitors in order that we can continue to present Chilli Fest.

Applications for 2021 Chilli Fest are filling up fast, complete the application form below and someone from the festival team will be in touch soon.
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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. Below are the traders who have already signed up, this list is constantly being updated, check back regularly to see who will be joining us at the Festival.

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Chilli Fest
Chilli Fest

Enjoy one of our chilli picnics in the wonderful gardens. All our picnics are made freshly in-house daily and can be collected from the Manor Terrace. Our Chilli Fest picnic includes all the favourites as well as a chilli sausage roll, pigs in blankets with chilli jam and chilli chocolate brownie.

Order a click & collect picnic



Enjoy a real party atmosphere with live music 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

music at chilli fest

Sit back and enjoy live performances from local musicians at Blackfrog Studios throughout the weekend. Each set is 30mins apart from the last 2 acts of the day who will play for 1 hour.

11am – Ellie Richmond
12pm – Kiera Gabrielle
1pm – Mr Paul Adams
2pm –  Ellie Richmond
3pm – Kiera Gabrielle
4pm – Mr Paul Adams

11am – Andy Robbins
12pm – Jay Blue
1pm – A Little Bit Country
2pm – Andy Robbins
3pm – Ellie Richmond
4pm – A Little Bit Country

11am – Kiera Gabrielle
12pm – Paul Adams
1pm – Kiera Gabrielle
2pm – Tim Rance
3pm – Paul Adams
4pm – Andy Robbins


Beato Burrito

This quirky, wandering musical band perform Mariachi versions of pop songs and will get the party started through out the day on Saturday.

More about Beato Burrito >


Salsa dancing

Join the party with demonstrations and performances each day at 12.30pm and 2.30pm for 30minutes.

Don’t forget your dancing shoes!


Tuba Libres

A fun-filled brass band that formed in Southampton in 2015. Expect energetic lunges, sizzling solos and heavy-hitting grooves all backed up by some fat horns join us on Sunday.

More about Tuba Libres >


The Junk Orchestra soundgarden

Make music on your visit, using a collection of tuned interactive instruments created from found industrial objects. It’s time to rock n recycle!

Drop by any point in the day and play a tune whatever your age.

Find out more about The Junk Orchestra


Face Painting

It wouldn’t be a festival without having your face painted. Swing by and see All That Glitters every day. £5, pay on arrival, card payments preferred.