No rest for the wicked, after two three day Bank holiday shows this weekend sees us at
Waddesdon Chilli Festival
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 September 2015
10am to 5pm
Normal Garden admission charges apply – Adult: £8, Child: £4, Family: £20.
Waddesdon’s annual Chilli Festival Weekend is the ultimate chilli experience!
Now in its 9th year, our hugely successful Chilli Festival for 2015 will be held in the Manor Gardens in the beautiful setting of the Aviary Glade. All of the exhibitors are handpicked by our events team and guaranteed 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. Firmly established in the UK Food Festival Calendar it continues to grow in popularity.
At this year’s festival you will find everything for the chilli fanatic or intrepid chilli novice; delicious chilli jams, exotic and enticing pastes and pickles, chutneys and oils, relishes and sauces alongside spicy cheese, chilli beers and chocolate. Don’t worry though, if things get a little hot, there are also stalls offering refreshing drinks with local beers and ciders and cooling frozen yoghurts and ice creams.
Speak to our experts and discover how to grow and cook with chillies, what’s hot and what’s not. Every exhibitor is passionate about chillies and their products and will be delighted to offer advice on all things chilli.
Food and Locally produced Beers and Ciders
There will be a large selection of foods from around the world to stop and buy for lunch.
To get you in the festival mood there will be live music all weekend.
Music on Saturday
11am – Evette Judge – See Evette’s facebook page
12pm – Tim Matthews – See Tim’s facebook page
1pm – Tony Goff – See Tony’s facebook page
2pm – Lucy Mair – See Lucy’s facebook page
3pm – Beth Wackett
4pm – A Little Bit Country – See A Little Bit Country’s facebook page
Music on Sunday
11am – Beth Wackett
12pm – Georgie Bird – See Georgie’s facebook page
1pm – Katy Jackson – See Katy’s facebook page
2pm – A Little Bit Country – See A Little Bit Country’s facebook page
3pm – Tim Matthews – See Tim’s facebook page
4pm – Evette Judge – See Evette’s facebook page
The House and Garden will be open as normal.
Admission to the Chilli Festival is included in your Gardens admission charge. National Trust members and Under 5’s are FREE. We regret only assistance dogs are allowed in the Gardens.
Frosts Millets Farm
5th September – 6th September 2015, Millets Farm Centre & Frosts Garden Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Oxfordshire, OX13 5HB
Whether you like it ‘meek & mild’ or ‘hot & spicy’, Frosts have a sizzling weekend lined up for you!
Join us on this weekend for our free Chilli Festival at Millets Farm Centre in Oxfordshire, which promises to be bigger and better than ever before…with exhibitors from around the country, traditional Mexican live music, live cooking demonstrations, tastings galore and don’t forget plenty of chilli plants to admire and buy – last year we grew over 4,000 plants and 20+ varieties including the Bhut Jolokia, Dorset Naga & Trinidad Scorpion.
Now in it’s fourth year and regularly visited by over 8,000 people – over the course of a weekend the people of Oxford and the surrounding areas really do enjoy a free ‘festival of fire’!
Exhibitors will be bringing chilli inspired products from the UK and around the world to tantalise and tempt you! We will have the amazing talented Mexican mariachi band – ‘Mariachi Loco’ (Sunday) along with Gipsy Kings Tribute Band ‘Andalus’ (Saturday) who will entertain you over the weekend. With live chilli cooking demonstrations, expert growing advice and floral displays there will be something for everyone. Not only is it FREE to attend but so is the parking!
To keep up to date with suppliers attending, see photos from previous years or details of this years Chilli Festival or if you have an interest in Chilies join us on our dedicated Facebook page – Like Facebook Page.
If your local pop on over and say hi, Kev “The puba from Cuba” is at Waddesdon and Frosts have drawn the short straw and have me! Right got to go, these cajun bum bandit chilli pork scratchings don’t make themselves.