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Fun for a fiery palate as Holker Chilli Fest tickets go on sale!

Advance discounted tickets for the hotly anticipated Holker Chilli Fest go on sale on Friday 15th July, as the Hall & Gardens newest foodie event returns for a third year.

 

Recently listed at number 3 by Hudsons Heritage in an article on the UK’s best Chilli Festivals, (http://www.hudsonsheritage.com/News.aspx) the Holker Courtyard will come alive with spicy food, music, dancing, magic, and chilli mania on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2016.   

Held in the Holker Courtyard and overlooked by the magnificent Holker Hall, in Cark-in-Cartmel, this year’s Chilli Fest will be a feast of fiery fun, with a wide selection of exhibitors and entertainment from across the country attending the two day event. 

 

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 to delicious Spanish Churros!  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 belly dancers, a magician and live music from Latin funky Salsa band, La Tinto Bros.  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 popular chilli eating competition hosted daily at 4pm by famous chilli expert, Darth Naga.  There’s foodie fun for the kids too with children’s competitions taking place on each day.

 

Come along to the Holker Chilli Fest this September (Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 2016); 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.

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.
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Upcoming Events
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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Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October 2017

Halloween Fun!

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Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017

Holker Winter Market

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