Reading chilli festival

Reading chilli festival

The 2016 Reading Chilli Festival – Broad Street – Market Place – Town Hall Square

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Reading Chilli Festival will take place on the 18th June 2016 from 10am to 5pm and will once again be part of Reading BID’s month long celebration of food “Eat Reading!”
After last year’s wonderful inaugural event we are thrilled to be able to offer you another fantastic day out for chilli lovers everywhere! But this year, it’s gonna be bigger, better and hotter!! We have stalls and entertainment stretching from Broad Street to Market Place to the Town Hall Square!!

The cream of the UK chilli industry as well as local artisan companies will be offering a glorious array of products from around the world, from chilli sauces to chutneys, seeds and plants, spices and even chilli beer and cider! With over 40 chilli and non chilli stalls there is sure to be something for everyone!

This year, we will be bringing you some of the best street food in the UK today, from East Asian to South African cuisine, to amazing low and slow BBQ, delicious Mexican, amazing wings and hot dogs and some truly scrumptious vegetarian fare, all located in the main entertainment zone in Market Place.

The main stage in Market Place will once again feature some of the best local bands and artists playing throughout the day for your pleasure, interspersed with the now legendary Man v Food and chilli eating competitions!!  If you wish to take part in any of the challenges please head over to the  Challenges section for more info.

This year we will be featuring the Reading Chilli Festival chilli sauce competition! Chilli companies attending on the day will submit their best mild, medium and hot chilli sauces for you to judge!

And finally, we are proud to be hosting the 6th Reading Chilli Cook-off! Teams will battle for 4 hours to produce this best chilli con carne or veggie chilli which will be judged by officials from the UK Chilli Cook-off Association. The winner will qualify for the grand final later in the year for a 1st prize of £1000 and entry into the World Chilli Championships in America!