This weekend, the Great Dorset Chilli Festival will be hosting their fiery Chilli Eating Competition, as well as stalls, live music, demos and talks.
The event takes place at the small country estate of Stock Gaylard, which also hosts the traditional Oak Fair. This outdoor festival aims to please chilli fans and families alike, with two days of outdoor activities and entertainment.
What’s on at the chilli festival?
The gates open at 10am on Saturday and Sunday, with entertainment planned throughout the day (COVID-19 permitting of course). As well as the chilli eating contest at 4pm each day, there’s a whole array of themed fun. There’ll be a chilli plant competition, talks and cooking demonstrations featuring the spicy capsicum, and a cook-off. Plus, there’ll be stalls selling everything from oils and sauces to seeds and street food.
If you’re bringing the whole family, don’t worry, there’s food without the heat too! Stalls will also be selling artisan food and crafts. Plus there’ll be ice cream or beer to cool the mouth down. There’ll be falconry displays and a music tent for added entertainment too.
It’s recommended you buy tickets in advance to be sure of entry, although refunds are only available if the event is cancelled. If you have any questions about safety measures, we’d advise getting in touch with the organisers before buying a ticket.
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When: 31st July & 1st August 2021
Where: Stock Gaylard Estate, Sturminster Newton, Dorset
£: Tickets cost £6.50 – £8.50 for adults and £2.50 – £3 for children aged 11 – 15 years. Children aged 10 and under go free. Family tickets are also available. Dogs are welcome to join you, as long as they’re on a lead.