West Dean chilli fiesta 6/7/8th of August


West dean is only days away.

Chilli Fiesta 6, 7 & 8 August 2010

It’s Hot Stuff for longer in 2010!

New for 2010 – this exciting cult event will now be over 3 days – giving you the chance to party for longer, as you build up your tastebuds for the hottest chilli in the world.

West Dean’s Chilli Fiesta has been running since 1995 and brings devoted chilli fanatics from all over the world, creating a very special hotspot among the nation’s food events.

The 300 chillies and sweet peppers on display in the immaculate glasshouses come in all shapes, sizes and colours, including the hottest chilli in the world: Naga Jolokia, also known as Bhut Jolokia, Ghost Chilli or California Death Pepper. This was confirmed by Guinness World Records in 2007 to be the hottest chili in the world, replacing the Red Savina.

There are chilli growing and cooking demonstrations and tastings galore ranging from the mild to the very hot chilli sauces, jellies, salsas, chutneys, relishes, marinades, nuts and crisps. Even chilli chocolate, chilli ice cream, chilli beer and chilli fruit juices are all on sale!

And if the heat gets too much you can always chill out in the beer and cider tents whilst listening to the salsa, cumbia and lambada sounds from the Latin Fiesta band, guaranteed to get your feet tapping! Salsa dancing lessons and belly dancing demonstrations from Salsa Twist and Spirit of Ishtar will also get you out of your seat in no time.

In addition to event entry, show visitors can make full use of the Parkland walk, a circular walk encompassing stunning landscapes and specimen trees in and around the St Roche’s arboretum.

Opening times: 10.30am – 5pm

Tickets: £9.00 (adults) £8.50 (over 60s) £4.25 (children 5 – 15) £22.00 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) Children under 5 Free. Discounts for advanced on-line booking (available from February 2010).

Please note: Dogs are not allowed into the Gardens or Events at anytime, except guide/assistance dogs. They have access to the Parkland and Arboretum only.