Friday, 24 June 2011
West Dean Chilli Fiesta is near!
If there is one event that all chilli heads should attend out of all the chilli festivals that are around it’s West Dean’s annual Chilli Fiesta.
Last year’s show was pretty amazing, with around 150 stands and more than 10,000 people attending over three days. The great thing about West Dean Chilli Fiesta is that there is a little bit of everything for everyone.
Whether you just want a nice family day out or to sample every single hot sauce, spicy nuts and crisps, chilli chutney, chilli chocolate, chilli relish or salsa, chilli jam or jelly out there (and believe us, we did give it a good try!) the day is full of merriment and good spirit. Spontaneous dancing was to be found near live bands while food stands using great chilli sauces and relishes were of course part of what made the weekend so successful.
West Dean Chilli Fiesta was of course a good opportunity to see our suppliers such as Chilli Pepper Pete, Chilli Queen, Cambridge Chilli Farm or the Chilli Pepper Company which had its infamous 10 Minute Burn hot sauce taking pride of place on its stand but also to check out new chilli brands.
Although most people think of chillies as food there was a lot more to be seen at West Dean Chilli Fiesta such as a good range of hydroponics and plant foods such as Chilli Focus or Root Riot Cubes, chilli related china and textiles as well of course as chilli plants for sale. Edible Ornamentals Chilli Farm that we went to see a couple of months back were so crowded that we didn’t even get a chance to meet with the owners.
This year we shall be attending West Dean Chilli Fiesta on the 5th and 6th August with some friends who are actually quite worried that we are going to make them try chilli sauces such as Cambridge Chilli Farm’s Ghost Pepper 10 or Chilli Pepper Pete’s Dragon’s Blood! So come along and see if you can spot the boss of the Devil’s Garden there, it won’t be too difficult with a great big tattoo of flames on his left arm!Read This Also :