The venue will come alive with food, music, dancing, fire performers and chilli mania. 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. There will be plenty of tasty food to try from Italian Street Food and delicious Spanish Churros, to a good old Jacket Potato! Meet well known specialist producers and exhibitors including Chilli Pepper Co, Fire Foods, Hot-Headz and Mr Vikkis, as well as businesses that have travelled from Southampton, to Sauchie in Scotland, and Somerset, Middlesex and Wales.
Visitors will be entertained across the whole weekend with fire performers, a magician and live music from Latin funky Salsa band, La Tinto Bros. Learn to Salsa and Tango with the Tangled Dance Company and their contemporary dancers. Or, with cookery demonstrations from Made in Cumbria, you could pick up a few tips on how to incorporate chilli flavours into your home-cooking. Plus, for those with a fiery palate, why not enter the chilli eating competition hosted daily by famous chilli expert Darth Naga.
Come along to the Holker Chilli Fest this September (Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015); a fantastic day out for chilli enthusiasts, foodies and families alike. For more information or to buy advance tickets, visit the website at www.holker.co.uk or call 015395 58328. Opening times are 10.30am to 5.00pm. Advance discounted tickets are available online. Entrance on the day is £6.00 for adults and children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult. Holker Hall & Gardens will be open during the Festival, discounted admission charges apply.
The Ilex Bar & BrasserieOpen for lunches - including a very special Sunday lunch -
This weekend’s damp weather didn’t affect the fiery fun at Holker with a full house for the chilli eating competitions hosted by Darth Naga. A packed Courtyard watched on as 10 competitors (on each day) took part in the lively competition. Saturday’s competition was the most entertaining yet with Darth commenting it was best one he had ever hosted - humorous contestants were encouraged by the lively crowd - with Jordan from Barrow taking centre stage. Joint winners took the trophy on Saturday and Ed Duffy was crowned Sunday’s winner after reaching around 250,000 scovilles.