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Plans are now well underway for our exciting new Chilli Festival here at Eastnor Castle, which will be taking place in the beautiful castle grounds on Sunday 6th and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May.

Over 40 exhibitors will be showcasing their products over the weekend in the Castle Courtyard Chilli Market and visitors will be able to try and buy an amazing range of curry sauces and pastes, pickles and jams, chilli chocolate, cheese and vodka, as well as hot chilli plants which you can plant and grow yourself. In addition, there will be a number of specialist hot food suppliers selling authentic curries and other spicy food.

David Littlewood, General Manager for the Castle said “We are really excited about our brand new Eastnor Chilli Festival. We are particularly pleased to welcome a number of local Herefordshire exhibitors, including chilli chocolates from The Velvet Bean in Ledbury, chilli vodka from Monkhide Wines in Canon Pyon and special spice mixes from Ambalama Spices in Hereford. Also, The Wiltshire Chilli Farm have made a limited edition Eastnor Castle Chilli Sauce to celebrate the event”.

Local renowned Indian curry expert, Rayeesa, from Mordiford, will also provide regular cookery demonstrations throughout the weekend and in line with the spicy theme, there will be live entertainment from local Mexican band – Los Squideros. Children can take part in a specially designed Chilli Trail and will be entertained by the Eastnor Stilt Walker and Fire Juggler.