Birmingham chilli festival

Birmingham chilli festival

This free family event features a variety of stalls selling chilli-inspired food, along with live music, street entertainment and cooking demonstrations from Brindleyplace restaurants. 


 Friday 16 & Saturday 17 September 

Birmingham Chilli Festival returns for its 7th year to celebrate everything hot, hot, hot in Birmingham will tale place as usual in Brindleyplace Central Square in September.

The annual Birmingham Chilli Festival will be returning to Brindleyplace on Saturday 17th September. Now in its 7th year, the festival will feature another packed schedule of live music and street performances on the Saturday, alongside the popular Chilli Produce Market, which arrives the day before on Friday 16th.



The 2016 Birmingham Chilli Challenge 2016 will take place on Saturday 17 September at 15:00. Application forms for the Birmingham Chilli Challenge can be found here


Birmingham chilli festival

The Chilli Produce Market, in association with Sketts, will let you get a taste of spice from all around the world…right here on your doorstep in Brindleyplace. So for those among you who have heat-loving taste buds, there will be plenty of opportunities to grab lunch or takeaway on the go! From tasty sauces and preserves to curries and marinades, the markets will feature a range of stalls offering a selection of chilli inspired food, drinks & gifts – either for you to enjoy on the day or take home for your family & friends.

The most exciting hour of the Birmingham Chilli Festival, is the popular chilli eating competition run by Paul Whitehead (Holly And The Ivy) and “Woody” from Fire Foods of Grantham plus support as usual from Russel, Abby and others from Sketts who are organizing the event with Brindleyplace Management Team which will take place from 3.00pm – 4.00pm on the Saturday 17th September.

Based on our successful formula over the past 6 years 25 brave applicants can enter the contest which consists of eating raw chillies from the mild Jelopeno right through to the famous Carolina Reaper Naga Chilli which still currently stands at the world hottest chillies on the planet. A mandatory requirement is that ALL applicants will be required to sign a disclaimer and a health check form prior to taking part in the contest and St Johns first aid will also be on site during the competition for the safety of the competitors. Can the men reclaim the crown from last 2 year’s first female winner, Lou Witterick we hear you say? Come along on the 17th September 2016 to find out.

The markets are open from 11.00am – 7.00pm on both days – so will you dare to take the Chilli Challenge?

Chilli product producers like Holly And The Ivy, Firefoods, Birmingham Chilli Company and others will be their offering a range of Artisan Chilli products and Chilli Plants to purchase.

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