Chilli Festival Benington Lordship 2009 – Who knew chillies were so popular?

by Hot Juan on September 2, 2009 · 1 comment

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The 4th annual Chilli Festival in the picturesque village of Benington took place on the 30th and the 31st of August this year.

The beautiful gardens of Benington Lordship were packed to bursting point with chilli fans, so much so that parts of it were hard to walk through. Who knew chillies were so popular?

Some of the most crowded stalls were those selling meals – the chilli con carne that I tried was delicious and hordes of people were walking around tucking into various other dishes.

The variety of stalls was incredible. There were ones selling chocolate, Turkish delight – this one looked particularly mouth-watering to me – chilli sauces, powders and chilli-themed clothes to name just a few.

Even as someone who isn’t an avid chilli fan, it was hard to not be appreciative of the atmosphere of the festival; excited, eager, yet friendly and relaxed.

It was also great to be able to relax in the gorgeous setting after looking around: many families were basking in the sun by the tranquil lake. While eating some chilli-themed food, of course.

Overall, this chilli festival was extremely popular and definitely worth a visit – even if, like me, eating the mildest chilli leaves you red in the face.

Meg Proops
(Our Intrepid Chilli Reporter)

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