The ultimate chilli experience

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September 2016
10am to 5pm, Aviary Glade

Free with Grounds admission - Adult: £10, Child: £5, Family: £25

Celebrating its 10th year this September, our annual Chilli Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before. 

With more than 50 handpicked exhibitors, all passionate about chilli, the festival guarantees to bring you the best of local artisan producers as well as some of the nation's best loved independent traders from across the country. 

Find everything for the chilli fanatic or intrepid chilli novice; delicious jams, exotic and enticing pastes and pickles, chutneys and oils, relishes and sauce alongside spicy cheese, chilli beers and chocolate. 

If things get a little hot, there are also stalls offering refreshing drinks with local beers and ciders and cooling frozen yoghurt and ice creams.

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Please note: We recommend that you bring cash on the day ready for all the lovely chilli exhibitors. Many will take card, but these things can be temperamental, especially when you're outside and we'd hate for anyone to miss out on all that chilli goodness!

Food and drink stalls

chilli food stall

Oliviers Bakery

Cakes and sweets
The Kitchen Mixer
Waddesdon Fudge

Nibble Nose Cheese Company
The Cheese Board

Chutneys and oils
Grim Reaper Foods
Hibiscus Lily
The Chilli Oil Company
The Wiltshire Chilli Farm

Hitchcox's Cider
Hyde Park Wines
Pimento (non-alcoholic)
The Blue Beer Company

Burwood Boards

Mr Olive

Brocklebys Pies
Monty Pieman

Plants and seeds
Edible Oranamentals
Thomas Etty Esq

Chef Bernie's Sauce
Fat Man Chilli / Legato
Honey Garden Sauces
Naked Spice
Tan Rosie Foods

Eythrope Gardens

Catering stalls


Broxbourne Brewery
Carlitos Coffee
Coolberry Café
Funky Falafel
Kurbside Kitchen
Monkshood Coffee
Mozzarella Nation
OMG! Hotdog
Real Belgian Fries
Signature Curry
The Island Recipe
The Oxford Foodies
Viva Churros
Waddesdon Ice Cream

Children's Activities

kids activites

Bring the kids along and enjoy our range of chilli themed children's activities - build your own cactus (£2 a child) or try your hand at Mexican Day of the Dead face painting (charge tbc).


Latin Fiesta

To get the party started there will be live music between 10.30am-4.30pm each day.

Latin Fiesta will be bringing the happiness of Latin American music to Waddesdon, having performed around the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa to much critical acclaim. The group is made up of musicians from Colombia, Venezuela and Spain. 

Playing at 10:30am, 12:30pm ad 2:30pm both days.

We also have a talented line-up playing across both days who are sure to get the party rocking!

Saturday 3rd Sept - All playing 30 minute sets, on the hour every hour.

11am - Beth Wackett
12pm - Suzy Bee
1pm - Blushes
2pm - Tim Matthews
3pm - Ellie Richmond
4pm - Mr Paul Adams

Sunday 4th Sept - All playing 30 minute sets, on the hour every hour.

11am - Mr Paul Adams
12pm - Lucy Mair
1pm - A Little Bit Country
2pm -  Beth Wackett
3pm - BRYN
4pm - Andy Robbins

Waddesdon Manor - House and Grounds


The House and Garden will be open throughout the Chilli Festival weekend. Book tickets online here


Admission to the Chilli Festival is free with normal Grounds admission ticket.
Adults: £10, Children: £5, Family: £25 (2 adults, 2 children)

National Trust members and Under 5's are FREE. We regret only assistance dogs are allowed in the Gardens.

Book tickets online here, or over the phone via 01296 653226.