28th and 29th July 2018, St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, BH21 5ND
The Hottest Day Out In Dorset - The Great Dorset Chilli Festival - Wimborne St Giles, Dorset Food Festival
The 8th festival was held on the last weekend July 2018 and we had another great weekend for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families. Held at the home of the Earl of Shaftesbury at St Giles Park, we lined up a glorious weekend of “chilli fiesta”, with stalls selling all things chilli, from pepper plants to cayenne condiments; seeds to ceramics; plus cooking demonstrations; talks on growing chillies; artisan food producers; music; spicy street food; local ice creams to cool the mouth; local beers to slake the thirst.
We had some of the most dedicated independent sauce manufacturers and retailers attending and some of the country’s best specialist chilli growers to showcase their plants and seeds to thousands of visitors at was surely 2018's hottest event in Dorset. The development of the Dorset Naga, at one time reputed to be the world’s hottest chilli, has really put Dorset on the map for chilli enthusiasts. Come and join us at this fun, friendly festival!
Chilli plants, sauces, crisps, seeds, Dorset naga, chutney, burgers, jams, experts, oils, chocolate, jalapeno, cheese, herbs, cooking advice, growing advice, habanero, condiments, beer, bhut jolokia, nuts, pickles, explosive, fruity, demon red, crockery, chilli powder, competitions, birds eye, sombreros and more!
Great Food And Drink
Planned for 2018: Giant Paellas, Mexican street food, enchiladas, wraps, Thai curries, Indian curries, Caribbean food, pizza, American BBQ, gluten-free, bratwurst, Moroccan food will all be on offer but if it’s simply a delicious local burger that you crave then you’ll be well-catered for. How about a selection of award-winning local beers, ales and cider to calm the tingling tongue?
The Sauce Off
We’ll be hosting The Great Dorset Chilli Festival Sauce Competition with entries from all over the country. Can you take the heat? Make your vote count! A chance to taste all the entries from the festival traders and vote for your favourite. We’ve also developed a special sauce just for the Festival: it will be delicious but is it a winner?