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Birmingham Chilli Festival 2014

Birmingham Chilli Festival

Birmingham Chilli Festival

September 19, 2014
September 20, 2014
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The annual Birmingham Chilli Festival will be returning to Brindleyplace 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 amongst you, there will also be a bouncey castle, birds of prey, face painting & opportunity to have funny photographs taken in our 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     I    11.00am – 6.00pm

11.00am 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 Bhangra Entertainments Team
5.30pm – 6.00pm Bank vs. Piccolino – Cocktails at dawn (well 5.30pm…)
6.00pm Chilli Market Closes

SATURDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2014     I    11.00am – 6.00pm

11.00am 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 & Eternal Taal Bhangra Entertainments Team
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, we will also have 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, courtesy of our market provider, Sketts.  Even Caffe’ Nero have got into the Chilli spirit by creating an exclusive Chilli Hot Chocolate for the event!

See below for a full list of stalls attending over the 2 days:


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


Please keep checking the schedule nearer the event date for the latest updates.  Outdoor entertainment may be subject to change in the case of bad weather.We look forward to seeing you there!

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