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Great Kent Chilli Festival

Starts: 30th Jun 2018

A great weekend for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families.


Start Date

30th Jun 2018

End Date

1st Jul 2018


Hole Park, Rolvenden



The festival will be held on the last weekend June/ first weekend in July 2018 and we are hosting a great weekend for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families. Held at Hole Park, near Cranbrook, we'll line up a hot weekend of “chilli fiesta”, with stalls selling chilli sauces, chilli cheeses, chilli jams, chilli plants, even chilli ceramics. Plus we’ll have cooking demonstrations; talks on growing chillies; artisan food producers; music; international street food; a chilli cook-off and of course chilli-eating competitions. Hate chilli? Don’t worry; we’ll have plenty for you too! Come and join us at this fun, friendly festival!

We'll have the chilli-con-carne cook-off, run by the UK Chilli Cook-off Association, open to pre-registered teams to battle it out for the Kent title and a place at the national finals (Sunday only; why not enter a team?). We've got a chilli eating competition at 4.00pm of both days; are you brave enough to enter? Plus the public get a chance to judge our chilli sauce competition! This will be a great day out for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families. So if you enjoy the sensation of steam coming out of your ears then this is the Chilli Festival for you! We have some great producers showcasing their condiments, chilli plants, seeds; chutneys, hot sauces, chilli chocolate, relishes, pickles and oils.

So this is a food festival, not a music festival, but we’ll have live music all day to listen to whilst sipping a local pint of ale or cider to calm the tingling taste buds.

But if you don’t like it hot there’s plenty of choice from the stallholders for the less robust palette. Artisan bakers, cheeses, chocolates, jams, garlic, charcuterie, chilli ginger beer, local ice cream, wooden boards and smart kitchen knives for chilli-chopping, ironwork, ethnic clothes and bags, ceramics, artwork..............

Disabled Facilities

Disabled loo available. Event is in a field, quite level but a bit uneven in places.


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