It has been at least 2 years since I visited the Upton Cheyney Chilli Festival, and how well it has grown up.
It was always a well organized event, the location was splendid but best described as intermate, now they have moved main stalls to the field behind the farm, which gives them much more space for watching the events on the stage. The old location has become the home for the food concessions and the cider bar.
The event has lost non of its charm with the expansion and there is lots to entertain the kids and adults alike, it is hard not to spend a fortune in the stalls, not all of which are chilli related, it was an eclectic mix.
I counted about 40 stalls and about 14 different food/drink vendors, the coffee from the Italian coffee stall was just about perfect (Needed a coffee, had to have two).
Master of Ceremonies for the event was Darth Naga, I pride myself in helping him become the man he is today (He has just got engaged, so please congratulate him when you see him).
If you have not been to this event it is one I would recommend. you can camp on site (booking needed), and they also have glamping, which is the only was you will get me in a tent again.