Cancelled for 2020, back next year!

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The 2020 festival is cancelled!

Usually you can buy reduced price tickets in advance online. You will also be able to buy tickets on the gate when you arrive.

!! Cash only onsite !!




Ticket Prices

Early Bird until
23.59hrs 14 June     

Standard online until
12.00hrs 29 July
On the gate  
 Adults (16+)      
Children (aged 11-15)      
Children (10 and under) free free free
Family Ticket (2 adults, 3 children)           



In 2021 you will be able to buy full price tickets at the gate when you arrive

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Frequently asked questions:

When does the festival open and close?

Gates open at 10am on both days with last entry at 4.30pm. Trading ceases at 5.00pm. The postcode for St Giles Park, Wimborne St Giles is BH21 5ND.  Please follow festival road signs that will direct you to the festival car parks.  

Is there any public transport?

Unfortunately not. This is a rural location with a small population and it is not served by bus routes.

Can I bring my dog to the festival?

Friendly dogs are welcome at the festival providing they are kept on a lead and are well behaved. Please do not leave your dog in your car for any reason. Should your dog constantly bark or annoy any other festival goers you will be asked to leave. 

Can I pay by credit or debit card at the festival?

No, credit card or cash machine facilities are not available at the site. Please bring cash with you as there are no cash points in the near vicinity.

Is camping available?

There is no public camping on site. Please see the below links for some local accommodation sites you could try for availability, as well as some local taxi companies.

Great Dorset Chilli Festival - Accommodation Options

Great Dorset Chilli Festival - Local Taxi Companies   

Is there disabled parking?

Yes disabled parking is available. Please note that there is a short walk from the disabled car park to the admissions tent and then a further walk to the festival showground over uneven ground. The whole festival site is on uneven grass parkland.

Are there disabled facilities?

Yes we provide disabled toilet facilities.

Is there a reduced rate for disabled people?

The Great Dorset Chilli Festival does not wish to discriminate against visitors with disabilities therefore the full admission rate will be charged. Contact us for carers' rates.

Can tickets be bought in advance?

Yes, advance tickets can be bought with a credit or debit card by clicking on the link on this page when we open the box office in May 2019. We cannot take payment for tickets over the phone. Tickets are valid for one day only, either Saturday 3rd or Sunday 4th August 2019. You do not have to specify which day you are attending.

Advance tickets are non refundable.

My tickets haven’t arrived by email

Please check your junk folder to see if the email has been sent there. If not, please email with your details.

Contact Details

SureFire Event Management
Blandford Forum

T: 01258 447 040

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