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All fired up for the 4th annual Holker Chilli Fest

If variety is the spice of life, you’ll be spoilt for chilli choice with a wide selection of growers and businesses attending from across the country, allowing you to buy plants and seeds, as well as sample some of the finest food on offer from handmade curries to Italian street food – there’s even cooling iced-smoothies and handmade ice-cream to calm the palate!(For those with a sweeter tooth, why not try the Spanish churros?)

Plenty of fiery fun is on offer with the obligatory chilli eating competition; watch the Scoviles soar as those with a strong stomach battle it out to try some of the world’s hottest chillies – taking place at 4pm each day with Darth Naga.Visitors will be entertained across the whole weekend with the Taste of Cairo belly dancers, live music and cookery demonstrations where you could pick up a few tips on how to incorporate chilli flavours into your home-cooking plus Andy Jester will be entertaining the crowds with fire eating and stilt walking.

Come along to the Holker Chilli Fest this September – a fantastic day out for chilli enthusiasts, foodies and families alike.For more information, visit the website at or call 015395 58328.Opening times are 10.30am to 5.00pm. Entrance on the day is £6.50 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.