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Official opening by Elizabeth Hurley on Sunday at 12 noon in the Castle Courtyard

Now in it’s 4th year, the Chilli Festival at Eastnor Castle is back on Sunday 3rd and Bank Holiday Monday 4th May.  This year, there will be over 50 stalls and entertainment, showcasing all things HOT!

The castle courtyard will be transformed into a Chilli Market and visitors will be able to try and buy delicious products such as chocolate, bread, cake, vodka, cocktails and chutney as well as grow-your-own chilli plants.  There will also be a number of specialist hot food suppliers selling authentic Asian curries and other spicy foods.

Sarah Littlewood, Event Co-ordinator at the Castle (pictured) said:

“This year we are delighted to have local resident, actress and model Elizabeth Hurley opening our event on Sunday morning at 12pm.

One of our big Chillies has just arrived from an off-road journey across the Eastnor Estate into the castle courtyard and is hotting up for the big event.  We are really thrilled with the success of our Chilli Festival as it has gained a huge following“.

There is a huge amount going on over the weekend with something for all chilli fans.  Back by popular demand is the Clifton Chilli Club with their chilli shenanigans which includes our legendary chilli eating competition.  Join local chefs Felice Tocchini, Rayeesa, Tom Court, Rob Swift and vegetarian specialist Lizzy in the cookery demonstrations marquee and children can join in Easy Peasy cookery school.

To create a real carnival atmosphere, there will be live musical entertainment from local Mexican band – Los Squideros from Hereford, joining them will be Andalus an authentic Gypsy Kings sounding band to entertain the crowds.

Plus all our usual attractions including the maze, new swing and Land Rover Little Off Roaders.

For further information and book discounted tickets click here.