Benington Lordship Gardens

Benington Chilli Festival 2017

Come worship the pepper at Benington Chilli Festival this August bank holiday weekend, the coolest venue for all hot heads. Celebrate all things chilli in the hidden gem of a garden at historic Benington Lordship.

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    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 & artesan beers

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




    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 knowledgable growers.





    This years entertainment is provided by Bruce Airhead, plus 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 first come, first served basis.





    Benington Chilli Festival is on Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August, 10am-5pm.
    Admission is; 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. More info on This page
    Sorry, no dogs allowed.

    Information for disabled visitors