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Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest 2022, UK

September 2, 2022 - September 4, 2022

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

More than 70 stallholders will sell everything to do with the chilli, from cakes to cheese and chutneys to oils. Last year these included beer, cider and lager from Fallen Angel Brewery, meat from Supreme Sausages and The Giggly Pig Company, cheese and deli from Steve’s Cheese and The Oxford DelHi. Alternatively, try Grim Reaper Foods, and spirits from Bucks Brothers Gin and Fen Spirits.

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

A full list of the food and drink producers at the fair can be found here.

For more inspiration to attend read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Great Escape to Waddesdon Manor.

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

There will be live music from local performers and entertainment for the kids. Further details can be found here.

Chilli Festival tickets allow you entrance to Waddesdon Manor itself.

When is the Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest?

2 to 4 September 2022, (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?

Aviary Gardens, Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH.

Tickets for the Chilli Fest

There is a charge of £5 adult/£3 child (£3 adult/£1.50 child if booked before 15 August) for the Chilli Fest, in addition to normal grounds charge. Admission is from 10am. Purchase 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.


September 2, 2022
September 4, 2022
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