31st July & 1st August 2021 *** NEW VENUE Stock Gaylard, Sturminster Newton


The Hottest Day Out In Dorset - The Great Dorset Chilli Festival - NEW VENUE!

 To be held at the Stock Gaylard Estate, Sturminster Netwon

We are delighted to be back for our 10th anniversary on 31st July & 1st August 2021 at the new venue of Stock Gaylard. We'll have another great weekend for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families at an exciting new venue. We're lining up a glorious weekend of “chilli fiesta”, with stalls selling all things chilli, from pepper plants to cayenne condiments; seeds to ceramics; plus cooking demonstrations; talks on growing chillies; artisan food producers; music; spicy street food; local ice creams to cool the mouth; local beers to slake the thirst.

We have some of the most dedicated independent sauce manufacturers and retailers attending and some of the country’s best specialist chilli growers to showcase their plants and seeds to thousands of visitors at will surely be 2021's hottest event in Dorset. The development of the Dorset Naga, at one time reputed to be the world’s hottest chilli, has really put Dorset on the map for chilli enthusiasts. Come and join us at this fun, friendly festival!

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Chilli Heaven!

Chilli Heaven

Chilli plants, sauces, crisps, seeds, Dorset naga, chutney, burgers, jams, experts, oils, jalapeno, cheese, herbs, cooking advice, growing advice, habanero, condiments, beer, bhut jolokia, nuts, pickles, explosive, fruity, demon red, crockery, chilli powder, competitions, birds eye, sombreros and more!

Great Food And Drink

Food And Drink

Giant Paellas, Thai curries, Indian curries, Caribbean food, pizza, American BBQ, gluten-free, bratwurst, Moroccan food, falafals, chilli & garlic prawns, nachos, burritos, chilli dogs will all be on offer but if it’s simply a delicious Dorset burger that you crave then you’ll be well-catered for. How about a selection of award-winning local beers, ales and cider to calm the tingling tongue?

The Sauce Off

The Sauce Off!

Sadly COVID19 restrictions mean that the chilli sauce competition can't be held this year. Traditionally the public taste all the sauces and vote for their favourite, but we don't think it's a good idea this year. So we'll just have to think of something else!

Contact Details

SureFire Event Management
Blandford Forum

T: 01258 447 040
E: info@greatdorsetchillifestival.co.uk

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