Holker Chilli Fest

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September

Chilli Fest

Holker’s Chilli Fest returns for 2020!

A two day Festival with specialist chilli companies from all over the country, local specialist food suppliers, cuisine from around the world and a variety of quirky, fiery food-inspired gifts. 

2020 is a year none of us could have expected. However, here at Holker we are very happy to be bringing you a sliver of normality by the return of our Chilli Fest on 5th & 6th September, 10:30am-5:00pm. 


Entry is £4 per person, including parking and entertainment, with children under 16 going free.

Entry to Chilli Fest, including admittance to the gardens, is £5 per person. Dogs on leads welcome.


Public events are subject to lots of protocols, and regulations are changing quickly and regularly. We want to make sure we are offering you the best and safest experience and have followed all dynamic guidelines and have been in contact with our local authorities.

Please be assured we have calculated safe capacity levels, set out the site to offer the maximum of space between each stall and placed ample sanitising stations around the site. We have controlled entry and exit points with a one way system around the site and will be operating a simple track and trace process for all visitors. Health care professionals and cleaners will be on site over the weekend keeping up our high standards.

We have put everything we can into making this event as enjoyable and as safe as possible for you. There are a few things that you can help us with to ensure you, your family and everyone else visiting is safe during your visit:

  • Bring a mask with you and as an extra level of protection wear your mask around the site (essential when you enter indoor areas such as the café and gift shop)
  • Keep within your own social bubble at all times
  • Observe social distancing around the site at all times
  • Respect others need for ample space
  • Do not form groups or gatherings around stalls or entertainment
  • Use the sanitising stations regularly
  • Be patient if you need to wait on entry to allow our maximum capacity to be observed
  • And most importantly…

Have Fun!!

If at any point during your visit you notice something out of place or something that you think we can improve on, please speak to one of our Holker Hosts (who will be carrying helpful signage) or one of our staff members and we will endeavour to put it right. 

We can’t wait to welcome you through the gates for our annual Chilli Fest!









2020 Season

The Hall, Gardens & Courtyard will re-open on Friday 20th March 2020.









Dates and Times 

Opening times will be Wednesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 5:00pm with the Hall open 11:00am - 4:00pm.