Huntingdon’s Fourth Chilli Fiesta

Posted: Thu, January 25th, 2018

12 May
Huntingdon Market Square
10.30am – 5pm

Huntingdon is set to get a little hot under the collar with its fourth popular Chilli Fiesta. The ‘Awesome Chilli Fiesta 2018’ is brought to you by Huntingdon First.

Organisers, Chilli Fest UK, are back for the Awesome Huntington Chilli Fiesta 2018. The event will host chilli producers from all over the UK exhibiting chilli products from mild to extreme hot sauces, dips, jams, cooking sauces and more including Naga Masala, Chilli Dips, Aunty Jee Pickles, Pizza Topping, Pimento, Chilli Cheese Man, Pieroth, Green Olive, Edible Ornaments, Thunder Road, Fallen Angel and Sun Wah Chilli Oils…and more besides.

Sue Wing, BID Huntingdon Manager, explains, “The last three years’ events have proved so popular that we’re happy to host such a fun day again. People seem to like to test their heat taste buds but there are also some milder versions for more sensitive palates.”

Alexander, from Chilli Fest UK, says, “There is something for everyone; from the curious to the enthusiast. There is plenty to eat, drink, taste and buy so bring your friends and family for a spicy day out. Admission is FREE.”

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Do you know your chillies?

  • Be careful when trying new chillies as the burning sensation of some, like the Chiltepin, is explosive and subsides quickly whereas the heat of others, like the Habanero, builds slowly.
  • Drinking milk or putting a spoonful of yoghurt in your mouth is the best way to relieve the burning sensation of chillies.
  • Chillies can help fight off winter colds and eating them releases endorphins that help lift the spirits. They contain more Vitamin C than oranges, more Vitamin A than carrots and such high levels of Vitamin D that some athletes eat them prior to exercising to reduce the risk of injury.

Chilli Fest Competition

WIN £50 voucher to spend in Huntingdon

Enter our competition by answering the question below and you could be enjoying a £50 voucher to spend in one of our excellent Huntingdon independent businesses.

Question: How many times has Chilli Fest been to Huntingdon?

Send your answer by 14 May along with your name, telephone number and email address to [email protected] or post to Competition, Huntingdon First, 23a Chequers Court Huntingdon PE29 3LZ