Set against the spectacular backdrop of Elizabethan Levens Hall, the fourth Lakes Chilli Fest will be held on Saturday and Sunday the 13th and 14th of August 2011. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m on both days, visitors to the Chilli Fest can also explore the world famous gardens with its distinctive topiary, herbaceous borders, rose garden, fountain garden, ornamental vegetables, herb garden and orchard.
There will be over fifty stalls displayed in the grounds at the front of the Hall offering chilli-related goods such as jams, jellies, chocolate and sweets, ice-cream, sauces, seeds, plants, chutneys, clothing, breads, oils, cordials etc. with many items produced by Cumbrian businesses.
Last year over 8,000 people visited the Chilli Fest which provides entertainment for all the family. There will be live music on both days from the Milnthorpe Steel Band. Paul Garbonzo from America – fire eater, juggler and all round entertainer extraordinaire will be performing on both days too.
Phil & Helen plus members from Salsa North West will demonstrate and encourage participation in Salsa Dancing, and if this is too vigourous then visitors can try out the game of Croquet or simply relax in the magnificent surroundings and soak up the atmosphere. There will be a chilli trail in the garden, face painting by Janet Allen and other games for children run by the gardening team, together with all the other attractions that these unique gardens offer such as the children’s adventure playground and the willow labyrinth.
There will be a varied and entertaining programme of cookery demonstrations and talks on both days – all with a Chilli twist.
Entry for the the 4th Lakes Chilli Fest is £10 (cash only) per adult which includes entry to the famous topiary gardens. For this special event children are FREE. No dogs please except assistance dogs.