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Chilli Festival

Sat 2 & Sun 3 Sept 2017


Normal grounds admission applies
Chilli Festival Go to... Family fun Food stalls Live music Top

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.

Family fun

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!
Free activity.

Chilli Performers

Latin Fiesta

Latin Fiesta!

Latin Fiesta play top Latin dance styles: salsa, cumbia, lambada, and more, guarantee to get you on your feet, Latin Fiesta will be sure to spice up your day.

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JackFM 500 x500


JackFM will also be joining us, providing freebies, extra fun and music.


We are proud to be supporting local artists who work with BlackFrog Studios.

11am – Poppy Scarlett 
12pm –  Mia Wilson 
1pm –  Ellie Richmond 
2pm –  Cover to Cover 
3pm –  Jade PraiZe 
4pm –  JAE 

11am – Ellie Richmond 
12pm –  Mr Paul Adams 
1pm – Andy Robbins
2pm –  Jade PraiZe 
3pm –  A Little Bit Country 
4pm –  Mia Wilson 

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