Wellingborough’s first Chilli Fiesta set to spice things up

Wellingborough is to hold its first Chilli Fiesta later this month
Wellingborough is to hold its first Chilli Fiesta later this month

Wellingborough’s first ever Chilli Fiesta is taking place later this month.

The free event will take place in Orient Place, just off Market Street, on Saturday, September 26, from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Things will be hotting up in Wellingborough on September 26

Things will be hotting up in Wellingborough on September 26

Several chilli producers from across the UK, such as Chilli Direct, the Chilli Pepper Company and Chew Chew BBQ, will have stalls at the event and will be showcasing their products.

Visitors to the event, which is being organised by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), paid for by businesses and works to promote the town centre through the Discover Wellingborough campaign, will get a chance to sample different chilli based products including curries, dips, jams, chocolate and pickles.

Aunty Jee, best known for her vegetarian Indian dishes, will host a cooking demonstration using her sauces and local Caribbean restaurant, Jodie’s Jamrock Café in Cambridge Street, will also be participating with their own sauces.

John Cable, Wellingborough BID manager, said: “We expect Chilli Fiesta to be a success and is a great way to bring people into the town centre.

We hope the exhibitors and chilli producers will inject some inspiration into the people of Wellingborough and their cooking

John Cable

“Plans are already under way to make next year’s event bigger and better.

“The chilli is such a versatile ingredient, we hope the exhibitors and chilli producers will inject some inspiration into the people of Wellingborough and their cooking.”

The UK’s first Chilli Fiesta took place in 2011 in Shoreham.

Following the success of the event, festivals celebrating the chilli are now held across the country.