Rain causes West Dean to postpone chilli festival

The country's largest chilli event, West Dean's Chilli Fiesta, has been moved to the August Bank Holiday weekend (25-27 August) due to unprecedented amounts of rainfall in the area over the past few months

The area has seen 50 per cent more rainfall for the year-to-date than average and 24 inches of rain in the last 4 months alone. 

It was originally scheduled to take place over the weekend of 27, 28 & 29 July. Organisers decided to reschedule the event to minimise any potential damage to the historic Grade 11* listed landscape caused by up to 20,000 visitors expected over the weekend.

The event will now run from Saturday 25 August to Bank Holiday Monday 27 August and will once again become a mecca for those wanting to immerse themselves in the heat, flavour, history and variety of the chilli, while enjoying an eclectic line-up of talks, music and dance.


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