CHILLI FESTIVAL 2017-12-15T06:02:31+00:00

THE NEXT BENINGTON CHILLI FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD FROM 25th TO 27th AUGUST 2018 – SAVE THE DATE!

Started in 2006 the Chilli Festival is a hugely popular family event attracting thousands of visitors over three days, offering a chance to buy chilli plants, products and sample foods from around the world. Stalls are set up throughout the garden and a wide range of refreshments is provided to help you cool down, including cold beers and ice creams. Come worship the pepper at Benington Chilli Festival next August bank holiday weekend!

CHILLI STALLS

Over 60 pitches of the nation’s best known independent chilli traders selling everything and anything you can make with chillies – chutneys, sauces, pickles, seeds, cheese and chocolate.

UNFORGETTABLE COOKING & HOT COCKTAILS

There will be fabulous hot food, cooked on site, from around the world. Choose from Mexican burritos and tacos, Caribbean, Indian and Filippino curries, wood oven pizza, spicy sausages, pancakes, ice cream and more. Sample beers, spicy ginger beer and soft drinks and the legendary Hot Mule.

CHILLI PLANTS

Prolong the pleasure and take home your own chilli plant. There will be hundreds available, plenty of different and unusual varieties, and friendly advice from knowledgeable growers.

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment for 2018 to be confirmed. There will be face painting and sand art for the children.

CHILLI EATING COMPETITION

For the hard core enthusiast, a unique opportunity to showcase your prowess at the world famous chilli eating competition. If you think you’re hard enough, sign up on the day for the ultimate challenge. To be held each day at 4pm. Limited to 12 participants, on a first come, first served basis.

 INFORMATION & OPENING TIMES

OPENING TIMES 2018: Benington Chilli Festival is on Saturday 25th, Sunday 27th & Monday 27th August, 10am-5pm.
ADMISSION: Adults £8.50. Children: Under 16’s £2.50, Under 12’s Free
FREE PARKING: Follow signs from the village of Benington, 4 miles east of Stevenage.
SORRY NO DOGS ALLOWED
INFORMATION FOR DISABLED VISITORS
CHILLI FESTIVAL PARKING: Due to the large number of visitors creating traffic and parking problems visitors are asked not to park anywhere on the roadside or green in the village. There will be ample free parking provided in the fields directly behind the gardens. The Festival main entrance is over the causeway between the two ponds, just below the car park. All parking/access will be clearly sign posted, please see the map below for directions. Disabled visitors (Blue Badge Holders only) and pedestrians should use the garden main entrance off the village green next to St Peter’s Church.