Chilli Fiesta

Friday August 10 2018to Sunday August 12 2018

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Back with a blast the UK’s biggest Chilli Festival with 25,000 visitors returns with the hottest cookery demonstrations, plants, seeds and live music than ever before. With a family friendly atmosphere, you can even set up camp for the weekend!

Whether you’re a gardener, a chilli fanatic or just want to have a bit of fun, there’s something for everyone. Over 140 stalls will be offering a spicy selection of dishes to eat throughout the day and ingredients for your home-cooked meals as well as some garden accessories too. Top chefs from around the Sussex region will demonstrate how to make some mouth-watering recipes for you to re-create at home. Make sure you visit the glasshouses too, located in the walled gardens; they will be brimming with an amazing array of over 250 varieties of chilli.

Getting you into the Latino spirit, there will be live music all weekend. They will be giving you an excuse to dance around if you accidentally bite into something that starts to sizzles your tastebuds off. The majority of visitors will simply enjoy their energetic and exotic vibes. 

With even more entertainment to be announced funfair attractions for kids, hands on workshops and fireworks the Chilli Fiesta at West Dean is the biggest and best event of its kind in the UK. If you’re a spice warrior – it’s not one you want to miss.

Event tags

Festival type: 

Food Celebration


South East, West Sussex, Chichester


Chilli, Eating competition, Entertainment, Food & drink, Children's activities

Disabled facilities

Disabled access

Festival address

West Dean Gardens
PO18 0RX

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Tickets and prices
Ticket Price
3-day pass with camping: Adult from £92.00
3-day pass with camping: Child from £28.00
Child Ticket (any day) from £2.00
Day Ticket: Adult from £14.40
Opening times
  • Friday (10:00 to 23:00)
  • Saturday (10:00 to 23:00)
  • Sunday (10:00 to 21:00)
Contact information
West Dean
01243 818210
[email protected]
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