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Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest 2021, UK

September 4 - September 5

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

In 2019 there are about 50 stallholders selling everything to do with the chilli, from cakes to cheese and chutneys to oils. These included 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.

Chilli Festival tickets allow you entrance to Waddesdon Manor itself, as well as to the Coach House where there is an exhibition by photographer Nick Knight: Roses From My Garden (28 March to 25 October, 2020).

When is the Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest?

4 and 5 September 2021, (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

Tickets are free with grounds admission. You will be able to 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 4
September 5
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Waddesdon Manor
Aylesbury,BuckinghamshireHP18 0JHUnited Kingdom+ Google Map