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Chilli Fiesta 2015This year was the 20th anniversary West Dean Chilli Fiesta, I had my first stall at the 18th, and but for a very few have been to most of them since then, we have not had a stall for a few years. I think our thanks must go to Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain who co-founded the Chilli Fiesta and without whom we would not have such the thriving UK chilli market.

The event this year was again over 3 days, we visited on what was one very hot and busy day, the event has grown and now with more campers and a extended nights entertainment with the main stage being open till 9pm and then thins move to the Cabaret Tent till 11pm. The Sunday is a little shorter with the main stage closing at 7:30pm and the Cabaret tent finishing at 9pm. The produce stalls all close at 6pm expect for the food stall around the main stage area

Display Chillies at West Dean 2015There is lots to see during the day with live music on the main stage starting at noon, as well can lots of cookery demonstrations and gardening chat sessions, if you are unlucky enough to do to the glass houses you can still see some pages from my book, The Hot Book of Chillies, being used as part of the display.. it is getting a bit old now, but hopefully they will use some of the new books pages next year..

With nearly 180 stalls, not all selling chilli products this event is the biggest in the UK, you can see around 250 different varieties of chillies.

We had a great day out visiting all our old friends and seeing some new additions to the event including. Mushemi Fire, Thousand Hills, TTaste, East Coast Chilli Company and Barfoots Sorry if we have missed out any other new arrivals.

We cannot recommend this event more highly, make sure it is on your list for next year.

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With over a 140 stand this year the West Dean Chilli Fiesta is the biggest UK chilli event, to make it simple we have a map and a list of the stand you may wish to visit.

West Dean Chilli Fiesta Map

West Dean Chilli Fiesta Map

On the Front Lawn

  • Appledram Farm Products (01243 773828) Cider, apple juice, beer & ginger cordial
  • Aunty Jee (07525 945876) Hand cooked Punjabi Indian food
  • Barbara Roe (01730 894956) Patio/courtyard gardening, wall planting & art
  • Bellota Ltd (01432 840998) Cured spicy chorizo
  • Bread Tree (07533 396635) Chilli sauces, seasonings, pickles & spreads
  • Cambridge Chilli Farm (01487 822900) Chilli sauces, jams, relishes & jellies
  • Canoodle Thai Taste (01243 860602) Thai Food
  • Carr Taylor Wines Ltd (01424 752501) Wines to go with curries & spicy foods
  • Cherry Tree, The (01308 458111) Preserves, chutneys, pickles & cheddar cheese
  • Chilli Pepper Company (01539 558110) Chilli chocolates, sweets, chutneys & sauces
  • Chillipepperpete (01273 705606) Chillis & chilli sauces / Chilli Ice cream & cakes
  • Choc Star (07748 073848) Chocolate ice cream & hot chocolate with chilli
  • Coffee Fairy, The (01730 816493) Arabica fair trade coffee
  • Condiment Company Limited (0845 120 6282) Mayonnaises, sauces, dips and dressings
  • Conscious Food (0207 733 7998) Power Snack foods–crackers, dips & sweet snacks
  • Curry Sauce Company, The (08713 103440) Indian / Thai curry sauces & Naan breads
  • Dos Santos Foods Ltd (07877 489739) Goa sausages, pickles, masalas, chilli dogs & curry
  • English Gardenwares (01243 543804) Traditional gardening products
  • Fallen Angel Microbrewery Ltd (01825 841307) Bottled beer
  • Gourmet Med (01903 746064) Olives, breads & pastries
  • Harrie’s (01243 784353) Coffee & other beverages plus homemade cakes
  • Holly and the Ivy (0121 343 0297) Specialised handmade preserves
  • Hot-Headz! (01453 731730) Hot sauces, salsas, mustards & snacks
  • Inyama Biltong (01252 341491) Biltong, drywors & boerewors
  • Irie Spice Catering (07852 466162) Jamaican BBQ
  • Jo’s Jumpers (01428 645457) Fair-trade gifts & accessories
  • Le Mesurier’s Ltd (01306 737006) Chutneys, sauces, relishes & mayonnaise
  • Little Orchard Preserves (01580 241809) mHerb jellies, relishes, pickles, jams & preserves
  • Lordington Lavender (01243 378312) Lavender products-essential oil & soaps
  • Masala Monkey (07786 831388) Indian vegetable & fish curries
  • MexGrocer.Co.UK (07963 188890) Mexican products: chillis, salsas & beans
  • Mr Vikkis (01768 899023) Indian fusion pickles
  • O’Hagan’s Ltd (01243 649133) Sausages fresh & barbequed
  • Palmavera Ltd (0207 288 1629) Sardinian artisan foods–salami & pecorino cheeses
  • Past Thymes (01428 717400) Herb containers & gifts for gardeners
  • Pim Gleadle (01243 542308) Silver/costume jewellery & accessories
  • Rossmore Oysters Ltd (01293 888868) Oysters in Tabasco sauces
  • RSPB (01273 704876) Wildlife charity–Information stand
  • Ruchi Pickles and Preserves (00 33 553 623446) South Indian hot pickles, spice mixes & chutneys
  • Scorchio (01799 524242) Hot sauces!
  • Teapigs Ltd (0208 560 0312) Tea
  • Tuppenny Barn Organics Ltd (07977 536684) Vegetable transplants, herbs, garden tools
  • Upton Cheyney Chilli Company (0117 967 5689) Chilli sauces
  • Waffle Bar, The (01580 830011) Homemade fresh dairy ices plus floats
  • Wil’s Smokehouse (01544 327847) Smoked pumpkin / sunflower seeds with chilli
  • WSCC (Better Tomorrows CIC) (01243 777459) Promotion of home composters

On the North Lawn

  • Alce Harfield (01749 880020) Original paintings, prints and cards
  • Back Door Shoes (07976 205825) Shoes with fruit & crops designs
  • Beverley Harris – Feltmaker (01730 231316) Handmade felt, bags, brooches, jewellery etc
  • Bush Vines (01243 378618) Distinctive wine from small producers
  • Chi – Africa Ltd (01243 783442) Recycled metal sculptures and ethnic sundries
  • Chichester Holistic Centre (01243 790997) Holistic therapies
  • Chichester Quilters (01243 527091) Plant creche for Sussex Snowdrop Trust
  • Chilli Company (UK) Ltd (01449 766677) Various chilli food products, chilli beer & clothes
  • Chilli Jam Company, The (01243 375464) Hand-made chilli jam, relishes, sauces & chutneys
  • Fairy Cakes Designs (01243 528407) Decorative garden and design accessories
  • Garlic Farm, The (01983 865378) Garlic from the IOW–fresh & smoked
  • Gilly’s (07775 736669) Condiments and food for consumption
  • Greenhouse Sensation (0845 602 3774) Growing kits–grow your own chillies
  • Growth Technology Ltd (01823 325291) Plant nutrients/horticulture
  • Hornet Provisions Co (01243 532002) Freshly produced local food
  • Ishmaels Mother (01372 813053) Indian/Asian food
  • Jolloff Bites (01273 673827) Afro Caribbean food
  • Karimix UK Ltd (0208 545 0090) Spicy relishes, sauces, chutneys, pickles, pastes etc
  • Love Unlimited Ceramics (01275 879977) Chilli ceramics
  • lovechillies.co.uk (01892 824013) Home-made sauces plus chilli clothing, books/gifts
  • Mission Mexican Grill (01865 202016) Mexican street food–burritos and tacos
  • Mother Bhumi – WHAMBAM (01892 537368) Organic, wheat-free & dairy free, bhajias & pakoras
  • Mr Singh’s (0208 514 3260) Punjabi chilli sauce–dynamite
  • Munchy Seeds (01728 833004) Edible dry roasted seeds
  • Smash Porcelaine (00 33 147 664429) Hand decorated porcelain from France
  • Spice Shelf, The (01903 538808) Award winning chutneys & pickles
  • Spice-n-Tice Ltd (0116 262 1074) Authentic Indian spice kits
  • Stratta (01323 732505) Fruit/flower vinegars & herb infused oils
  • Sussex & The City (01273 501817) Chilli beer / Perry Cider & Apple Juice
  • TCD Foods Ltd (01434 322455) Chilli sauces, spices, jams, chutneys & marinades
  • Terra-Verte (01380 828655) Terracotta cookware, casseroles, bowls etc
  • Thrilli Foods (01323 490917) Chilli based products
  • Tom Simpson Design (01243 265922) Hand crafted metal wares for home & garden
  • West Dean Forest Hogs (01243 811874) Grilled venison, hot & soft drinks

On the Picnic Lawn

  • Ambalama Spices (01989 730398) Sri Lankan spices, recipe packs and seasonings
  • Appledram Farm Products (01243 773828) Cider, apple juice, beer, ginger cordial & Pimms
  • Ballards Brewery/Simply Garlic (01730 821301) Bottle-conditioned real ale / garlic / shallots
  • Cheese & Olives Ltd (01243 839373) Spicy & flavoured cheeses
  • Children on the Edge (01243 538530) Face painting
  • Chilli Creation Limited (07908 490714) Chilli pastes & pickles
  • Chillipepperpete (01273 705606) Chillis and chilli sauces/Chilli Icecream & cakes
  • Chilliqueen Ltd ()01491 872597) Chilli based condiments
  • Claras Caribbean Food Kitchen (07894 966017) Freshly cooked Caribbean food & sauces
  • Cocoa Loco (01403 865687) Handmade, organic baked & chocolate products
  • Coffee Charisma (07973 701875) Speciality coffee, tea, fresh fruit smoothies
  • Curry Tree – Purity Trading Ltd (0845 127 7400) Curry spice mix
  • David’s Chilli Oil (01451 831016) Chilli oils
  • Dry River Chillies (01903 812027) Chilli plants, fresh & dried chillies
  • Edible Ornamentals (01480 405663) Sauces, craft, chilli burgers & chilli beer
  • Facing Heaven Food Co (01420 511444) Chilli sauces, salsas, paella & desserts, drinks
  • Fat Pig, The Spit Roast Company (01243 530032) Hog roast, food & bottled water
  • Fire Foods (01476 574383) Chilli sauces, chutneys & T-shirts
  • Fudge Kitchen (01303 864400) Luxury hand-made fudge–confectionary
  • Gifty’s Kitchen (07954 402381) Hot pepper sauces & chilli condiments
  • Gourmet Med (01903 746064) Olives, breads & pastries
  • Gran Stead’s Ginger Ltd (01273 231152) Non-alcoholic ginger wine & ginger marmalade
  • H & A Nader (01903 892886) Authentic Lebanon products, preserves & pickles
  • H2 Events (01428 654380) Liza’s Singaporean Food & Chicago Hot Dogs
  • Ham and Cheese Company Ltd (01428 645958) Cured meat / salami
  • Hamilton Arms/Nava Thai (01730 812555) Thai food & drink
  • Hatch Mansfield/Errazuriz Wines (01344 871800) Chilean wine
  • Indulge Rum Punch Ltd (0208 698 0789) Alcoholic beverages
  • Jethro’s Marinades (01273 600337) Spicy marinades, sauces, dressings & chilli gift bags
  • Jules & Sharpie (La La Ltd) (01728 833955) Chilli jellies, jams, chutney, marmalade & sauces
  • Kush Cuisine (020 8668 6992) Preserves with a twist
  • Los Chileros (001 505 768 1100) Dried chilli products
  • Manjira Ltd (01444 413190) South Indian Pachadis chutneys
  • Montezuma’s Chocolates (01243 510518) Local chocolate manufacturer incl. Chilli chocolate
  • Mother Bhumi – WHAMBAM (01892 537368) Organic, wheat-free & dairy free, bhajias & pakoras
  • Organic Eccentrics (01243 839395) Hot organic food & fairtrade drinks
  • Original Drinks Company (01732 823449) Ginger drinks, spiced tomato, dips in 14 varieties
  • Ouse Valley Foods (01273 891893) Jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles, curds & pestos etc
  • Peperoncino Ltd (01933 626944) Italian-style Chilli related products from seed to plate
  • Perdix Ceramics (01275 340982) Chilli ceramics
  • Picnic & Hamper Company (0870 240 5190) Sweet & savoury tarts, cakes & biscuits, nuts & seeds
  • Pinnacle Catering (01243 811564) Homemade fresh fruit desserts & lemonade
  • Relish In Spice Company, The (01243 555433) Sussex steak burger, Chilli Burger & Chilli Dog
  • Sea Spring Seeds (01308 897898) Fresh chillies, chilli plants & seeds
  • Simpson Seeds Ltd (01985 845004) Seeds, books, sauces & oils
  • Siva’s Savouries (01903 232026) Curry pasties & honey chilli chicken barbeque
  • Suzette’s Fresh Pancakes (01725 516993) Freshly cooked pancakes–sweet & savoury fillings
  • Terra Rossa (0208 661 9695) Olive oils, herb dips, sauces, beer, biscuits & sweets
  • Warblingtons (02392 472396) Fresh fruit smoothies & freshly squeezed orange juice
  • West Dean College (01243 811301) Promotion of Art & Craft Short Courses
  • WHYNOTHOT (01269 845450) Chilli sauces, chutneys, chilli Vodka, chilli jerky & plants
  • Wine for Spice (0207 724 4606) Wine to drink with curries and spicy food
  • Yummy Lollies Ltd (01273 446440) Handmade 100% fresh fruit lollies

In the Walled Garden

  • Bart Spices Ltd (0117 977 3474) Herbs, spices & sauces
  • Chilli Garden, The (01428 712879) Chilli products made with our own chillies
  • Chilli Plants, Posters & Cards (01420 588323) Chilli plants, posters, cards & decorations
  • Cool Chile Co (0870 902 1145) Dried Mexican chiles and Tequila
  • Hot-Headz! (01453 731730) Hot sauces, salsas, mustards & snacks
  • Premier Preserves (02392 697982) Homemade jams
  • Say Cheese (01273 814723) Artisan cheeses produced in the UK, mainly SE
  • Spicymonkey (01914 400591) Spice mixes, spice marinades & chilli sauces
  • St. John & Dolly Smith’s Pickles (07973 687376) Pickles, sauces & chutneys

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