BIRMINGHAM CHILLI FESTIVAL - 19th & 20th September

The annual Birmingham Chilli Festival will be returning to Brindleyplace in Birmingham on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September and is set to be hotter than ever!

This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating chillies around the world’, with 2 days of live food demonstrations, music and street performances inspired from all the countries who are famous for growing or using Chillies! Now in it’s 4th year, this free family event will feature a variety of stalls selling chilli-inspired food, along with live music, street entertainment and cooking demonstrations from Brindleyplace restaurants.  For the families there will also be a bouncey castle, birds of prey, face painting and opportunity to have funny photographs taken in the photo booth!

The most exciting hour of the Birmingham Chilli Festival, is the popular chilli eating competition on 20th September from 3.00pm – 4.00pm, which will see 18 brave people compete against each other to see who can eat the hottest chilli.

Event Schedule:

FRIDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2014 - 11.00am – 6.00pm

Chilli Festival Opens
11.00am – 11.30am
Chilli Chat – Introduction to the world of Chillies
11.30pm – 12.00pm
Kitchen School making an Italian-inspired Chilli dish
12.00pm – 2.00pm
ENTERTAINMENT: Synergy Live (Mediterranean)
2.00pm – 2.30pm
Café Opus at IKON making a British-inspired Chilli dish
3.00pm – 3.30pm
Café Rouge making a French-inspired Chilli dish
4.30pm – 5.00pm
Afia’s Samosa Shop making an Indian-inspired Chilli dish
5.00pm – 5.30pm
ENTERTAINMENT: Eternal Taal, Bollywood Dancing
5.30pm – 6.00pm
Bank vs. Piccolino – Cocktails at dawn (well 5.30pm…)
Chilli Market Closes

SATURDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2014 - 11.00am – 6.00pm

Chilli Market Opens
11.00am – 11.30am
ENTERTAINMENT: Someone at the Door Samba Band
11.30am – 12.00pm
Coast2Coast making an American-inspired (Louisiana) Chilli dish
12.30pm – 1.00pm
ENTERTAINMENT: Latin Motion, offering free Latino dance lessons
1.00pm – 1.30pm
City Cafe making a Moroccan-inspired Chilli dish
1.30pm – 2.00pm
Thai Edge making a Thai-inspired Chilli dish
2.30pm – 3.00pm
ENTERTAINMENT: Fire Eaters, Stilt Jumpers & Bollywood Dancers
3.00pm – 4.00pm
4.00pm – 4.30pm
Sharian’s Cuisine making a Caribbean-inspired Chilli dish
4.30pm – 6.00pm
ENTERTAINMENT: Rudie & The Revolvers (Caribbean)

Chilli-inspired Food Market:

Open from 11.00am – 6.00pm both days, there will also be a range of stalls offering a selection of chilli inspired food, drinks & gifts – either for you to enjoy on the day or take home for your family & friends:

Afia’s Samosa’s shop 
2014 BBC Good Food Champion supplying delicious Samosa’s.
Big Buds Garden & Hydro
A whole range of Chilli Plants! 
All things Chilli! Chilli Jewellery, chocolate, garden accessories, & many more gifts.
Fat Man Chilli 
Chilli Plants, Sauces, Marinades & Jellies.
Galileo Farm 
Organic Sausages, bacon, beef burger & steak all cooked fresh with chilli seasoning! 
Gaucho BBQ
Succulent Rib Eye Beef Joints, Legs of Lamb and Ladder Ribs cooked fresh.
Grim Reaper Foods 
Chilli products which have a heat unlike the mainstream products in the market place, and also a broad range of products, from hot sauces to mustards to rapeseed oils.
Hinton’s Vegetarian 
Gluten Free Products deli products relating to Chilli.
Holy & The Ivy
Mini jar company selling chilli jam products with a bite! 
Jumokeh Limited
12 different flavoured Chilli Jams made by hand using fresh herbs, spices , chillies and fruits.
Karimix Ltd
Oriental sauces, marinate, chutney, curry pastes, chilli jams, rice.
Mushemi Fire LTD
 Zambian inspired hot sauces and chilli products.
Roly Poly Pig Roast
Chilli hotdogs & chilli burgers. 
Savanna Grill 
Traditional South African moist sausage, Bunny Chow, chilli dried billtong, meatballs, bean curry.
Sharian’s Cuisine
Tasty Caribbean food – Jerk Pork, Chicken, Curried Mutton, Rice & Peas , Fried Dumplings & wraps.
Spice Fever 
freshly cooked onsite pakora’s with delicious sauces! 
Tanrosie Foods
Caribbean Products to include, plantain crisps, fiery chilli fudge & Caribbean gift sets.
The Garlic Farm 
All things garlic and chilli related all the way from eh Isle of Wight. 
The Kitchen School
Local Cookery School giving away food samples, selling courses & making chilli Jam!
The Warwickshire Chilli Tree
Chilli Sauces, cooking sauces, chutneys, gift sets.
The Wiltshire Chilli Farm
Award winning Chilli sauces grown and made themselves! Also chilli chocolate, jams & Chilli grinders.
Treasures of the soul 
A variety of Hot Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauces and Jellies.
Goan Spicy Pickles, curry pastes , sauces & onion bhajis.
I hope to see you there!


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