Chilli Fest at Waddesdon 2019
The ultimate chilli experience. Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli Fest taking place in the beautiful Aviary Gardens. 10am-5pm, Sat 31 August & Sun 1 September.
With handpicked exhibitors, all passionate about chilli, our festival guarantees to bring you the best of local artisan producers as well as some of the nation's best loved independent traders from across the country.
Throughout the weekend you can also enjoy live music, family fun and children's craft activities as well as the opportunity to walk around the gardens and explore the house (pre-booking recommended). Don't miss the hottest event this September.
Normal grounds admission applies, Free to under 5s and National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members.
Enjoy a real party atmosphere with live music, face painting and dancing. All the family can share a great experience with kids activities and the opportunity to kick back and listen to local performers.
Live acoustic sessions
Sit back and enjoy live perfornances from local musicians at Blackfrog Studio throughout the weekend.
Join the party with one of these 30 minute demonstrations and performances. Don't foget your dancing shoes.
Latin Fiesta is a lively and popular band, led by Colombian 'Jairo' and featuring Lola on vocals. They play top Latin dance styles: salsa, cumbia, lambada and more. Guaranteed to get you on your feet.
Paint a pot
Kids can choose a cactus and then get crafty by decorating their pot. A great keepsake to take home with you.
£3 per pot, pay cash on the day
It wouldn't be a festival without having your face painted. So swing by and see Lu, our fabulous face painter to look the part.
£3 for small design, £5 for large design, pay cash on the day
Capture a Chilli memory with our photo frame amd fun props. Don't forget to share it on our social channels using #Chilli19
Taster house visit
Experience the House as if a 19th-century guest of Baron Ferdinand's and walk through some of the beautiful interiors downstairs. Spot chillies growing in the conservatory!
Bringing your dog
Dogs are welcome at Chilli Fest, just remember they can't go in the Woodland Playground, Aviary or Parterre.
Read more information in our Bringing your dog page