Saturday 6 & 7 Sunday September 2014
10am to 5pm

Normal admission charges apply

Waddesdon's annual Chilli Festival Weekend is the ultimate chilli experience!

Now in its 8th year, our hugely successful Chilli Festival for 2014 will be held in the Manor Gardens in the beautiful setting of the Aviary Glade. All of the forty exhibitors are handpicked by our events team and guaranteed 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.  See our list of stallholders

At this year's festival you will find everything for the chilli fanatic or intrepid chilli novice; delicious chilli jams, exotic and enticing pastes and pickles, chutneys and oils, relishes and sauces alongside spicy cheese, chilli beers and chocolate.  Don't worry though, if things get a little hot, there are also stalls offering refreshing drinks with local beers and ciders and cooling frozen yoghurts and ice creams.

Speak to our experts and discover how to grow and cook with chillies, what's hot and what's not.  Every exhibitor is passionate about chillies and their products and will be delighted to offer advice on all things chilli.

Food and Locally produced Beers and Ciders
There will be a large selection of foods from around the world to stop and buy for lunch.  Choose from Dexter Beer,  minute steak ciabatta, hot sausage cobs, Samosas, Mauritian Biryani, Chilli Wraps and Handmade wood fired Pizzas.

A range of South African beers and ciders will be available as well as locally produced bottles and wines.

Talks and Demonstrations
Festival Theatre will be making a welcome return and will offer talks and demonstrations throughout the day.  Our host for the day will be Andy Holmes a good friend of the Chilli Festival and Waddesdon.  Take a look at our Full Programme for the day

To get the party started there will be live music between 11.30 and 4.30 each day.  There will also be lots for the children to do with free activities and face painting all weekend.

Waddesdon Manor
The House and Garden will be open as normal.

Admission to the Chilli Festival is included in our Gardens admission charge.  National Trust members and Under 5's are FREE. We regret only assistance dogs are allowed in the Gardens.

See our 2014 List of Stallholders

Chilli Festival Programme of Events

For more information regarding stall holders please contact Marie Avery email: