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126 days ago
Event Date
03 Aug 2024


Great Dorset Chilli Festival

3rd and 4th August 2024

Hot Sauce Heaven!

Back at the stunning Stock Gaylard Deer Park, near Sturminster Newton, with around 115 tradestands, the Great Dorset Chilli Festival is set to be the hottest weekend this summer. Locals and visitors will be able to visit the 2 day food festival celebrating the world of chilli peppers, from growing chilli plants and sampling chilli sauces, to enjoying spicy international street food and of course watching the chilli eating competition. However it's not just chillies, so if spice isn't your thing there is plenty of artisan food shopping to be done, plus homewares such as hand-painted ceramics to watercolours for the kitchen, to leathercraft, jewellery and beautifully crafted wooden chopping boards. Much of the food available to take home or enjoy for lunch focusses on flavour rather than chilli heat.

Chilli eating competitions
Videos of the Great Dorset Chilli Eating Competitions have racked up millions of views on Youtube, but nothing compares to the atmosphere of watching it live. Often dubbed as the highlight of the day, the Chilli Eating Competition will be testing the limits of even the most hardened chilli-heads. Brave competitors will subject themselves to rounds of increasingly hot chillies, which they have to consume in their entirety before they progress to the next round. The last competitor standing will be crowned the winner.

Live Music
Expect Dorset skiffle, ukuleles, bangos and bluegrass. Bands to be confirmed. Of course the mariachi will be performing all weekend, and there will be stompin' bluegrass with Big Joe Bone by the cider tent.

Cooking demonstrations
Held in our Talk Tent, our chefs will be in the kitchen inspiring you with their recipes, all containing chilli of course.

Talks on Growing Chillies
Everyone seems to have a chilli plant on their windowsill these days. Hear from the experts the top tips for getting the best from your chilli plants, with Joy Michaud who created the super-hot Dorset Naga, and Matt Simpson who was featured in the Daily Mail shouting curses at his plants to make them hotter!

Come and watch the amazing birds of prey flying displays at 2.30pm each afternoon, or try your hand at some circus skills. We'll have fire shows, bouncy castles, mini quad bike 'train' rides, and facepainting.

10am-5pm Saturday 3rd Sunday 4th August
Well behaved dogs on leads welcome
No camping

Reduced advanced tickets available online before midnight Tuesday 30th July
Adults: £8.50
Children (11 to 15yrs): £2.50
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £19.50

Full price tickets available on the gate
Adults: £11.00
Children (11 to 15yrs): £3.00
Family (2 adults, up to 3 children): £25.00

Date and Time: On Saturday August 03, 2024 at 10:00 am - Sunday August 04, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Venue details:
Stock Gaylard, Sturminster Newton, England, DT10 2BG, United Kingdom

Category: Festivals | Food / Drink

General Admission: GBP 11.00

Ad ID: 1476194766