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Holker Chilli Fest promises Heat, Fun & Flavour....

This hotly anticipated two day festival is all about celebrating the heat, fun and flavour of one of the world’s best loved ingredients - the MIGHTY chilli pepper.



Event Date:

13th & 14th September 2014

Framed by the Lakeland fells, the beautiful grounds of the venue, Holker Hall, are set to come alive with music, dancing, stalls, magic and chillies…

Visitors can learn the Salsa with our Salsa Spirit Dancers, or sit back and enjoy the sounds of musicians playing the Spanish guitar.  Keen cooks can pick up tips on how to incorporate chilli flavours into home-cooking with demonstrations from our Chefs in the Courtyard Café.  In addition to this, die-hard chilli lovers can enter a chilli eating competition hosted daily by famous chilli expert ‘Darth Naga’. Magic displays and face painting activities will take place throughout the weekend to keep children entertained.

Browse the spice-scented Market stalls, featuring lots of delicious take home goodies, specialist chilli produce and quirky gifts, including home-made preserves, aromatic oils, curry pastes and powders, and handmade solid hardwood chopping boards.

Plus there’ll be plenty to eat from every cuisine; Chilli Chicken Burgers, Chilli Beef & Merguez Sausages from Lakeland Picnic, a traditional Hog Roast and BBQ from Bowland Pork, Chicken & Beef Curry from Mr Vikki’s, salt & pepper & chilli chips and sweet chilli chicken noodles from Che Ooy and Sugar and Cinnamon Churros from Deli Churros to name just a few!

 For more information or to buy advance tickets click here.

2017 Main Season Opening Dates

Hall & Gardens, Cafe, Food Hall and Gift Shop

Saturday 25th March to Sunday 29th October

Wednesday to Sunday (& Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.30am-5pm  (Hall 11am-4pm)


The Ilex Bar & Brasserie

Open for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
and Friday and Saturday evenings. Click for more information.
Latest News
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

70 exhibitors now confirmed at Cumbria’s newest event!

Holker’s newest event for 2017, The Holker Spring Market has been well received, with exhibitor space fully booked weeks in advance.   Taking place on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May 2017 the event will bring together a fine selection of home, food, garden and gift exhibitors set in the bustling Courtyard and Piazza.

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Upcoming Events
Saturday 5th August 2017

Peter Pan Outdoor Theatre

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Thursday 24th August 2017

National Gardens Scheme Day

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Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017

Holker Chilli Fest

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Wednesday 18th October 2017

Tour & Tea with the Head Gardener

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Sunday 22nd October 2017

Holker Food Market

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