Chilli Festival at Waddesdon 2018

The ultimate chilli experience at Waddesdon Chilli Festival

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

Chilli stallholders

We have over 40 stallholders selling everything Chilli-related, from cheese to cake and oils to chutneys.

Beer, lager and cider                               
Fallen Angel Brewery                       

Olivier's Bakery

Cakes and patisserie
Gourmet Brownie Ltd

Blacks Cheese                                   
Nibble Nose Cheese Co                   
The Cheese Board                           
The Cheese Bomb                            
The Truckle Cheese Company   

Chilli products
Carrington Foods Ltd
Chef Bernie's Sauces
Edible Ornamentals
Fat Man Chilli
Go Spice Mixes Ltd
Grim Repear Foods
Haynes Gourmet
The Chilli Oil Company
The Garlic Farm
The Wiltshire Chilli Farm
Thomas Etty Esq

Chocolate and fudge

Cold drinks                                    
Coles Trading                                     

Cooked, cured meats and fish
Chiltern Charcuterie

The Oxford Deli

Fresh meat and fish
Supreme Sausages
The Giggly Pig Company

Fruit and veg
Eythrope Gardens (Sat only)

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Burwood Boards

Oils and vinegars
Chiltern Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
Gilly's Oil & Vinegar

Pickles and Chutneys
Mr Vikkis

Brocklebys Pies

Sauces and condiments
Chilli Alchemist
Jethro's Marinades & Sauces
Meah's Flavours of India
MW Foods
Naga Masala
Naked Spice
Salter's Must Chup Sauces
Tan Rosie Foods Ltd
Taste Collectiv

Spirits and liqueurs
English Spirit Distillery
Fen Spirits

Catering Stalls

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.

Coffee                                        Bar
Carlito's Coffee                          Hitchcox Cider                  Reginerate
Monkshood Coffee                    Malt the Brewery               Saxby's Cider
                                                  Raising the Bar                 The Tipsy Flamingo


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.

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.

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

Try salsa dancing at our Chilli festival
Salsa dancing at Waddesdon's chilli festival, Buckinghamshire
Try salsa dancing at our Chilli festival

Salsa dancing

11am, 1pm & 3pm
Join the party with one of these 30 minute demonstrations and performances. Don't foget your dancing shoes.

Enjoy party music with this exciting steel band
Vibes steel band at Waddesdon's Chilli festival, Buckinghamshire
Enjoy party music with this exciting steel band

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!

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 #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