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Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest 2019, UK

August 31, 2019 - September 1, 2019

Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest

The Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest promises to be the hottest event of the summer. The manor house built for the Baron de Rothschild in the 1870s to entertain guests and exhibit his works of art, will be turned into a chilli festival for one weekend in late August.

Some of the country’s most loved independent suppliers will descend upon the 19th Century manor house for a weekend of spicy feasting with artisan producers, live music, and fun for the family, as well as salsa lessons. Take the opportunity to explore the house and wander around the wonderful gardens, as entrance is free with a Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest ticket.

Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest stallholders

Chilli Fest 2017. Image Adam Hollier (c) National Trust, Waddesdon manor (2)
Chilli Fest 2017. Image Adam Hollier (c) National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

There are about 50 stallholders selling everything to do with the chilli, from cakes to cheese and chutneys to oils. These include beer, cider and lager from Fallen Angel Brewery and The Blue Beer Company Ltd, meat from Supreme Sausages and The Giggly Pig Company, cheese and deli from Drummonds Cheese, Steve’s Cheese, The Oxford DelHi and The Truckle Cheese Company. Alternatively, try pies from Brockleby’s Pies and spirits from 55 Above Ltd and Fen Spirits.

In addition to this, there will be a number of catering stalls from Funky Elephant to Crayfish Capers, and Baja Cantina to Taste Tibet, as well as drink stalls offering Hitchcox Cider, Malt the Brewery and The Tipsy Flamingo.

Entertainment at the Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest

Chilli Fest face painting. Image, Adam Hollier (c) National Trust, Waddesdon Manor
Chilli Fest face painting, Adam Hollier (c) National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Entertainment will come in the form of live music from local bands, dancing and face painting. The band Latin Fiesta, featuring Jairo and Lola will play two fiery sets, at 1pm and 4pm, while there will be live acoustic gigs at Blackfrog Studios across the weekend. You can even learn how to salsa with two demonstrations at 12pm and 3pm.

Chilli Festival tickets allow you entrance to Waddesdon Manor itself, as well as to the Coach House where there is an exhibition by landscape painter Eliot Hodgkin (both 11am to 5pm).

When is the Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest

31 August and 1 Sept 2019, (10am to 5pm)

Chilli Fest 2017. Image Adam Hollier (c) National Trust, Waddesdon manor (3)
Chilli Fest 2017. Image Adam Hollier (c) National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Where is the Chilli Fest

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire.

Tickets for the Chilli Fest

Tickets are free with grounds admission, book before 28 August and save 10%. Get your tickets here.

If you like your summer food festival more fragrant than spicy why not try the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival. Alternatively, dig into our round up of Summer Food Festivals in the UK and Ireland.

More information about Waddesdon Manor

Can be found here and for the Chilli Fest click here. Cover image Nina Mistryi (c) National Trust, Waddesdon Manor.



August 31, 2019
September 1, 2019
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Waddesdon Manor
Aylesbury,BuckinghamshireHP18 0JHUnited Kingdom+ Google Map

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