UK Chilli Festivals 2017

Please get in touch on Twitter if you know a festival that should be listed @TheChilliPad1 22nd April The Blackpool Chilli Festival 2017 St Johns Square, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 3NX Free https://blackpool.fsd.org.uk/kb5/blackpool/fsd/event.page?id=hrJRCtIzp90 10th June Merthyr Chilli Fiesta Penderyn Square, outside the old town hall CF47 8UX Free http://www.chillifest.net 17th June Reading Chilli Festival Market Place, Reading Free http://www.readingchillifest.co.uk…

Mapledurham food fest – yes, I’d like more chillies with that

:The summer holiday is nearing an end, which also means we’re nearing the end of food festival season. Last week I attended what I believe will probably be my last food fest of the year and I choose a festival that was aimed at all foodie fans. Mapledurham House is an Elizabethan stately home in a…

Cheese and Chilli Festival: a winning combination

Last week I went to the highly anticipated Cheese & Chilli Festival in Guildford. With a large assortment of cheese and chilli what’s not to love? One of the newest and most interesting products I came across was chilli caramel. Perfect for topping ice cream which is something I could have really done with in…

Review: Cherry Tree inferno cheddar and Wild Chilli Jam ginger

It’s summer time! And that means food fayres and country shows galore for us Brits. It’s a highlight of my summer, as local producers gather together to show off their produce. Over the years spicy food has really been growing and, even at smaller shows, can now be found in abundance. Two weeks ago I…

Dates for your diary

The UK chilli festival calendar is already beginning to fill up. Keep checking this page updates on the chilli festivals near you. Pleasw get in touch on Twitter if you know a festival that should be listed @TheChilliPad1 23rd April Blackpool Chilli Fiesta St Johns Square, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 3NX Free http://www.chillifest.net 21st May Wellingborough Chilli…

Reading Chilli Festival

Food festival season is in full swing and has been made all the more exciting with my own hometown getting its own chilli festival. The Reading Chilli Festival was held in the town center on Saturday 20 June and included live music, chilli eating contests and lots and lots of hot sauce. An interesting trend…

Taste food and crafts festival

  Today I went to my first food festival of the year. Taste was held at King Edward’s school in Surrey and featured approximately 30 food and craft exhibitors – including many chilli and curry exhibitors. Here are some of my favourites from the day. Let’s Sushi   Let’s Sushi not only provide sushi party platters but…

Chilli festivals 2015

I’m hearing about more and more food and chilli festivals all the time. If you have or know of a chilli festival not included on this list please let me know! 11th April  Blackpool Chilli Fiesta St Johns Square, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 3NX Free http://www.chillifest.net 6th June Sutton Chilli Fiesta High Street, Sutton, SM1…

Chilli plants scoop first prize!

Last year I entered my chilli jam in a local food and produce competition. It came a respectable third place but I made it my mission to enter again the following year with my chillies and take first prize. A few weeks ago the list of categories was released and I saw a new category…

Dates for your diary 2014

Here are the chilli festivals taking place in the UK this year. If you live outside the UK please go to here for more information about events taking place around the world.       26th April Blackpool Chilli Fiesta St Johns Square, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 3NX Free http://www.chillifest.net 14th June Merthyr Chilli Fiesta Penderyn Square, Merthyr…

Woking Food and Drink Festival

Today I went to the very first Woking Food and Drink Festival and believe it or not, it was my first time at a food festival! I’m always jotting down dates in my diary but unfortunately I’m either busy on the day or they are just too far away. Luckily this one was less than…

Dates for your diary 2013

With a new year comes new festival dates for the diary. Food festivals typically take place during the summer months. Here is a run down of the ones so far taking place in the UK this year. If you live outside the UK please go to here for more information about events taking place around…