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.

Admission
Normal grounds admission applies, Free to under 5s and National Trust, Art Fund and RHS members.

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Mixed coloured chillies, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Chilli products

Browse almost 50 stallholders selling everything chilli-related, from cheese to cakes and oils to chutneys. They'll be plenty to take home with you.

Chilli Fest at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Hot food

Tuck into some sizzling hot foods for lunch from one of many hot catering stalls.

Chilli Fest at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Bars and drink stands

Cool off with a refreshing drinks from our great range of bars and drinks stands.

Entertainment

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.

Enjoy live music performances throughout the weekend
Live music performances at Waddesdon's Chilli festival in Buckinghamshire
Enjoy live music performances throughout the weekend

Live acoustic sessions

Sit back and enjoy live perfornances from local musicians at Blackfrog Studio throughout the weekend.

Join in the party with some salsa dancing
Chilli Fest at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Join in the party with some salsa dancing

Salsa dancing

Join the party with one of these 30 minute demonstrations and performances. Don't foget your dancing shoes.

Latin Fiesta will get you up on your feet dancing
Chilli Fest at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Latin Fiesta will get you up on your feet dancing

Latin Fiesta

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.


Family fun

Kids can paint a pot at our chilli festival
Children's activities at Waddesdon's Chilli fesival, Buckinghamshire
Kids can paint a pot at our chilli festival

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

Face painting
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 memory with our photo frame
Take a photo of yourself in our Chilli frame at this year's Chilli festival, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
Capture a memory with our photo frame

Photo opportunity
Capture a Chilli memory with our photo frame amd fun props. Don't forget to share it on our social channels using #Chilli19

Waddesdon's conservatory looking out to the South Front
Waddesdon conservatory looking out to the south front parterre
Waddesdon's conservatory looking out to the South Front

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