Now in it’s 5th year, the Chilli Festival at Eastnor Castle is back on Sunday 6th May and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May.  This year, there will be over 50 stalls and entertainment, showcasing all things HOT!
The castle courtyard will be transformed into a Chilli Market and visitors will be able to try and buy delicious products such as chocolate, bread, cake, vodka, cocktails and chutney as well as grow-your-own chilli plants.  There will also be a number of specialist hot food suppliers selling authentic Asian curries and other spicy foods.
There is a huge amount going on over the weekend with something for all chilli fans.  Back by popular demand is the Clifton Chilli Club with their chilli shenanigans which includes our legendary chilli eating competition.  Join local chefs Felice Tocchini, Rayeesa, Tom Court, Rob Swift and vegetarian specialist Lizzy in the cookery demonstrations marquee and children can join in Easy Peasy cookery school.
To create a real carnival atmosphere, there will be live musical entertainment from local Mexican band – Los Squideros from Hereford, joining them will be Andalus an authentic Gypsy Kings sounding band to entertain the crowds.
Plus all our usual attractions including the maze, new swing and Land Rover Little Off Roaders.

Now in it’s 5th year, the Chilli Festival at Eastnor Castle is back on Sunday 6th May and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May.  This year, there will be over 50 stalls and entertainment, showcasing all things HOT!
The castle courtyard will be transformed into a Chilli Market and visitors will be able to try and buy delicious products such as chocolate, bread, cake, vodka, cocktails and chutney as well as grow-your-own chilli plants.  There will also be a number of specialist hot food suppliers selling authentic Asian curries and other spicy foods.
There is a huge amount going on over the weekend with something for all chilli fans.  Back by popular demand is the Clifton Chilli Club with their chilli shenanigans which includes our legendary chilli eating competition.  Join local chefs Felice Tocchini, Rayeesa, Tom Court, Rob Swift and vegetarian specialist Lizzy in the cookery demonstrations marquee and children can join in Easy Peasy cookery school.
To create a real carnival atmosphere, there will be live musical entertainment from local Mexican band – Los Squideros from Hereford, joining them will be Andalus an authentic Gypsy Kings sounding band to entertain the crowds.
Plus all our usual attractions including the maze, new swing and Land Rover Little Off Roaders.

West Dean’s Chilli Fiesta is now one of the UK’s largest and most popular Chilli Events in the UK.

Chilli Fiesta is an annual event in which West Dean dedicates itself to three days of chilli madness. We lay on the entertainment, food and lots for you to do and discover while you provide the enthusiasm for all things Hot! Hot! Hot!

‘For a fraction of the cost of Glastonbury or Glyndebourne, spice-loving punters can stay for three days of capsicum carnage’, Daily Telegraph.

Make a weekend of it and camp in the fabulous grounds of the West Dean Estate, near Chichester. Full camping facilities are available throughout the weekend with a limited number of pitches so don’t take too long to decide.

The campsite will be divided into family friendly, lively (for the night owls amongst us), stall holders, camper vans and caravans.

You can watch food demos, sample some delicious delights and there will be plenty of food stalls around to ensure your hunger pangs are kept at bay as well as three bars on site offering a selection of beverages.

To give a real party atmosphere to the weekend there will be live music from midday until 11pm each day across two stages.

With over 140 stalls, there’ll be great variety of quirky gifts on offer as well as chilli foods, chilli plants, seeds and produce.

A special Children’s area has been created which will include Vintage fun fair rides, Punch and Judy and face painting.(there’ll be a small charge for the fun fair rides).

And of course, don’t forget the stars of the show and the reason why West Dean has become a magnet for all things chilli and don’t forget to visit the Glasshouses in the Walled Gardens which will be brimming with over 250 varieties of chilli.

West Dean’s Chilli Fiesta is now one of the UK’s largest and most popular Chilli Events in the UK.

Chilli Fiesta is an annual event in which West Dean dedicates itself to three days of chilli madness. We lay on the entertainment, food and lots for you to do and discover while you provide the enthusiasm for all things Hot! Hot! Hot!

‘For a fraction of the cost of Glastonbury or Glyndebourne, spice-loving punters can stay for three days of capsicum carnage’, Daily Telegraph.

Make a weekend of it and camp in the fabulous grounds of the West Dean Estate, near Chichester. Full camping facilities are available throughout the weekend with a limited number of pitches so don’t take too long to decide.

The campsite will be divided into family friendly, lively (for the night owls amongst us), stall holders, camper vans and caravans.

You can watch food demos, sample some delicious delights and there will be plenty of food stalls around to ensure your hunger pangs are kept at bay as well as three bars on site offering a selection of beverages.

To give a real party atmosphere to the weekend there will be live music from midday until 11pm each day across two stages.

With over 140 stalls, there’ll be great variety of quirky gifts on offer as well as chilli foods, chilli plants, seeds and produce.

A special Children’s area has been created which will include Vintage fun fair rides, Punch and Judy and face painting.(there’ll be a small charge for the fun fair rides).

And of course, don’t forget the stars of the show and the reason why West Dean has become a magnet for all things chilli and don’t forget to visit the Glasshouses in the Walled Gardens which will be brimming with over 250 varieties of chilli.

West Dean’s Chilli Fiesta is now one of the UK’s largest and most popular Chilli Events in the UK.

Chilli Fiesta is an annual event in which West Dean dedicates itself to three days of chilli madness. We lay on the entertainment, food and lots for you to do and discover while you provide the enthusiasm for all things Hot! Hot! Hot!

‘For a fraction of the cost of Glastonbury or Glyndebourne, spice-loving punters can stay for three days of capsicum carnage’, Daily Telegraph.

Make a weekend of it and camp in the fabulous grounds of the West Dean Estate, near Chichester. Full camping facilities are available throughout the weekend with a limited number of pitches so don’t take too long to decide.

The campsite will be divided into family friendly, lively (for the night owls amongst us), stall holders, camper vans and caravans.

You can watch food demos, sample some delicious delights and there will be plenty of food stalls around to ensure your hunger pangs are kept at bay as well as three bars on site offering a selection of beverages.

To give a real party atmosphere to the weekend there will be live music from midday until 11pm each day across two stages.

With over 140 stalls, there’ll be great variety of quirky gifts on offer as well as chilli foods, chilli plants, seeds and produce.

A special Children’s area has been created which will include Vintage fun fair rides, Punch and Judy and face painting.(there’ll be a small charge for the fun fair rides).

And of course, don’t forget the stars of the show and the reason why West Dean has become a magnet for all things chilli and don’t forget to visit the Glasshouses in the Walled Gardens which will be brimming with over 250 varieties of chilli.