Bennington chilli fiesta

Come worship the pepper at Benington Chilli Festival this August bank holiday weekend, the coolest venue for all hot heads. Celebrate all things chilli in the hidden gem of a garden at historic Benington Lordship.





Over 60 pitches of the nation’s best known independent chilli traders selling everything and anything you can make with chillies – chutneys, sauces, pickles, seeds, cheese and chocolate.




There will be fabulous hot food, cooked on site, from around the world. Choose from paella, Mexican burritos and tacos, Moroccan wraps, Indian and Filippino curries, wood oven pizza, spicy sausages, pancakes, ice cream and more. Sample chilli beer from Fallen Angel brewery – Fire in the Hole, Black Death or Scotch Bonnet cider. For the less hardy there will be non-chilli beers, lagers and soft drinks.






Prolong the pleasure and take home your own chilli plant. There will be hundreds available, plenty of different and unusual varieties, and friendly advice from knowledgable growers.






Watch the hilarious Bruce Airhead – one man, an 8ft balloon and industrial quantities of lubricant. Acts twice a day starting at 11:30 on Sunday.
Face painting and sand art for the children.






For the hard core enthusiast, a unique opportunity to showcase your prowess at the world famous chilli eating competition. If you think you’re hard enough, sign up on the day for the ultimate challenge. To be held at 4pm on Sunday and Monday – limited to 12 participants, on first come, first served basis.





Benington Chilli Festival is on Sunday 25 & Monday 26 August, 10-5pm both days.
Admission is; Adults £7.50. Children: Under 16’s £2.50, Under 12’s Free
Free parking – follow signs from the village of Benington, 4 miles east of Stevenage. More info on This page
Sorry, no dogs allowed.

Information for disabled visitors