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Full house for popular chilli eating competition

Plenty of fiery food was enjoyed across the two days including spicy nachos, sauces, jams, chilli chocolate and even cheeses.A wide variety of chilli plants were also available with keen gardeners taking home some new varieties to try growing their own chillies.

Jillian Rouse, Head of Visitor Services,comments “We’ve had a great weekend with such a fantastic atmosphere and 2,500 people coming through the gates.The chilli eating competition with Darth Naga and food demos by the lovely Gary McClure were very well attended and the entertainment from Ulpha590, Freda the Dinner Lady and fire-eating and stilt walking from Andy Jester proved very popular.We already have some new ideas in the pipe line for next year, our fifth Chilli Fest.