Events

Christchurch Cheese and Chilli Festival

May 28, 2022
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May 29, 2022
The venue is next to Bournemouth Airport, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6AD
After 2 years out, we are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is back in Christchurch for 2022. The event is now in it’s 8th year! The event in 2022 will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic!

Winchester Cheese and Chilli Festival

June 18, 2022
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June 19, 2022
The venue: North Walls Recreation Ground, Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DJ
We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is returning to Winchester for for the 7th time in 2022, once again we will be at the North Walls Recreation Ground (behind the River Park Leisure Centre).

Foodies Festival Maidstone 2022

June 24, 2022
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June 26, 2022
Mote Park, Mote Ave, Maidstone ME15 7RN
MAIDSTONE 24 June - 26 June, 2022 LINEUP TOP CHEFS, SEE LEE & SIMON FROM BLUE ON SAT 25TH, SCOUTING FOR GIRLS ON SUN 26TH JUNE FESTIVAL INFORMATION Music headliners: Scouting For Girls, Lee & Simon from Blue, Liberty X and East 17 Join us at Mote Park for Maidstone Foodies Festival 2022 – our biggest celebration yet of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music. Watch MasterChef Champions, Michelin-starred and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes in The Chefs Theatre. See MasterChef finalist Tony Rodd, chef-patron of Copper & Ink, cooking live, alongside 2010 winner Dhruv Baker, 2020 finalist Sandy Tang, and 2020 winner Thomas Frake. Local favourite Patrick Hill shows off the skills that have earned Thackeray’s Tunbridge Wells 3 AA Rosettes. Life coach and blogger James Wythe of Healthy Living James shares the amazing story of his health transformation alongside his brilliant recipes. Learn how to make show-stopping cakes in The Cake & Bake Theatre with expert bakers. Great British Bake Off stars will share their best baking hints and tips live on stage with easy to make recipes that are as delicious to look at as they are to eat. Sample new wines, champagnes and cocktails in The Drinks Theatre. Eat delicious street food from around the world. Taste new flavours. Meet artisan producers. Have fun all day with chilli eating competitions and food challenges! Kids join in the fun at The Kids Cookery Theatre.

Swindon Cheese and Chilli Festival

July 2, 2022
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July 3, 2022
Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA
We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is back in Swindon for 2022. The event is now in it’s 4th year! The event in 2022 will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic!

Guildford Cheese and Chilli Festival

July 16, 2022
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July 17, 2022
Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8BL
We are delighted to announce that the amazing Cheese and Chilli Festival is coming back to Guildford in 2022 at Shalford Park! We had an amazing time in 2021 and can’t wait to return!

Smoke and Fire Festival ASCOT

July 30, 2022
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July 31, 2022
Ascot Berkshire SL5 7JX
Summer is on the horizon and that means longer days, hotter nights, and lots and lots of BBQs. If you only visit one food festival in 2022 it must be this one - SMOKE AND FIRE FESTIVAL is guaranteed to take your BBQing and outdoor cooking to a whole new level. Positioned on the racecourse’s picturesque lawns with a stunning backdrop of the Ascot Grandstand. The award-winning Smoke and Fire Festival is the largest BBQ festival experience in the UK, voted a great family weekend and charity event in support of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. A celebration of the art of cooking with smoke & fire.

Great Dorset Chilli Festival

August 6, 2022
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August 7, 2022
Stock Gaylard Estate, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BG
It's going to be a scorcher - the 11th Great Dorset Chilli Festival Plans for 2022 are for a weekend-long chilli-con-carne cook-off, run by the UK Chilli Cook-off Association, open to pre-registered teams to battle it out for the the title of 2022 UK Chilli Masters.. We'll have the chilli plant growing competition on the Saturday, talks on growing chilli plants, cooking with chilli demonstrations, and of course the chilli eating competitions on both days. This is sure to 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 of the country’s most respected chilli companies showcasing their plants, seeds and condiments; chutneys, hot sauces, chilli chocolate, relishes, pickles and oils.

Smoke and Fire Festival Colchester

August 20, 2022
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August 21, 2022
Colchester Castle Park High Street Colchester CO1 1UG
If you only visit one food festival it's got to be this one, guaranteed to smash it out of the park, and take your BBQ to a whole new level. Find out what we have in store for you lucky punters below: 🏆🏆 S&FF COLCHESTER features the second round of the Great British Open Competition including the for the first time - we present the official Steak Cook-Off Associations Contests ( SCA) 🏆🏆 🍔 🥩🍗 Award-winning Street Food Traders, International Pitmasters and fire cooks. 🔥🔥🔥

Waddesdon Mannor Chilli Fiesta

September 2, 2022
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September 4, 2022
WADDESDON MANOR, AYLESBURY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, HP18 0JH
The ultimate chilli experience Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli festival taking place in the Manor gardens set against the backdrop of the North Front of the Manor. With handpicked exhibitors, all passionate about chilli, the festival guarantees to bring you the best of local artisan producers as well as some of the nation’s best loved independent traders from across the country. Throughout the weekend you can also enjoy live music, family fun and children’s activities as well as the opportunity to walk around the gardens. Please note that there is a small event charge for all visitors in order that we can continue to present Chilli Fest.

Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival

September 10, 2022
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September 11, 2022
Sturminster Newton Recreation Ground, Sturminster Newton DT10 1BY
The Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival will be back in 2022 for everything cheese!!! With over 60 Food Producers, plus local crafts, music, kids fun and food and drink, this is one of the bast Cheese Festivals around.

Broadstairs Food Festival

September 30, 2022
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October 2, 2022
Victoria Gardens, Broadstairs CT10 1QL
Plans for the Autumn Food Festival are well underway, with a timetable of events to be announced nearer the date. Visitors can expect over 100 independent food and drink producers, many of them ‘Taste of Kent ‘ award finalists. The Festival Theatre will feature all-things foodie with live cooking demonstrations, talks, and discoveries alongside all the usual favourites, including plenty of fabulous local food and drink producers, street food and live music.