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Chilli Festival

Sat 2 & Sun 3 Sept 2017


Normal grounds admission applies
Chilli Festival Go to... Family fun Stalls 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 more than 50 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!

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.

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.


Interested in having a stall at this year’s Chilli Festival? You can find out more, and apply for a pitch below.

Apply for Chilli 2017>

Alternatively email our events team.