Chilli Festival at Waddesdon 2018
The ultimate chilli experience. Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli festival taking place in the Manor gardens and in the beautiful Aviary Gardens. 10am-5pm, Sat 1 & Sun 2 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.
Food & Drink
We have over 40 stallholders selling everything Chilli-related, from cheese to cake and oils to chutneys.
Beer, lager and cider
Fallen Angel Brewery
Cakes and patisserie
Gourmet Brownie Ltd
Carrington Foods Ltd
Chef Bernie's Sauces
Fat Man Chilli
Go Spice Mixes Ltd
Grim Repear Foods
The Chilli Oil Company
The Garlic Farm
The Wiltshire Chilli Farm
Thomas Etty Esq
Chocolate and fudge
Cooked, cured meats and fish
The Oxford Deli
Fruit and veg
Eythrope Gardens (Sat only)
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Pickles and Chutneys
Tuck into something delicious for lunch from one of these hot catering stalls.
Baja Cantina Kurbside Kitchen Signature Curry
Bandit Street Food Mozzarellanation Smoke Yard Kitchen
Bokkie OMG Streetfood Thai Next Door
ChilliDogs Open Air Foods The English Indian
Crayfish Capers Ltd Perfick Pork Ltd Vive La Crepe
Funky Elephant Peru Sabor
Bars and drinks stands
Cool off with a refreshing drink from our great range of bars and drinks and stands.
Enjoy a realy 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.
Saturday 1 September lineup: Sunday 2 September lineup:
11.30am - Kiera Gabrielle 11.30am - Mia Wilson
12.30pm - Jade PraiZe 12.30pm - Jade PraiZe
1.30pm - Francesca Luker 1.30pm - Poppy Scarlett
2.30pm - Rainey James 2.30pm - Mr Paul Adams
3.30pm - Mia Wilson 3.30pm - Tom Dalby
4.30pm - JAE 4.30pm - ALBC
11am, 1pm & 3pm
Join the party with one of these 30 minute demonstrations and performances. Don't foget your dancing shoes.
Vibes steel band
12pm, 2pm & 4pm
Vibes are an exciting, unique and entertaining steel band. From pop to calypso to reggae to the greats, you can expect some party music!
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 #Chilli18
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