The heat is on at Chester Chilli Fest 2018

The Chester Chilli Fest returns to Chester city centre on Saturday 14th April, following a sizzling hot debut last year.

The festival is expected to once again attract hundreds into the city centre, with around 20 of the country’s top chilli producers heading to the city to showcase their latest tantalising products.

The celebration of chilli flavour is part of a series of roadshow festivals held across the country by non-profit organisation, Chilli Fest UK, with Chester being one of more than 18 UK stops.

Similar to last year, the festival will also welcome live music as well as a Clash of the Titans-style chilli eating contest which is open to ten adults to compete in.

Nick White, City Centre Manager for CH1ChesterBID, said: “We’re really looking forward to hosting the Chester Chilli Fest again in 2018.

“Last year’s festival saw crowds head into the city centre to experience the fun for themselves and the atmosphere was fantastic.

“Just like last year, the festival will include live music, competitions and a range of stalls ready for visitors to sample the range of goods on offer.

“This is a really popular national tour so we’re very pleased to have secured its return and we hope it will be even more well-attended this year.”

Alexander Mustang, Founder of Chilli Fest UK, added: “We can’t wait to bring our chilli celebration back to Chester.

“Chilli Fest supports independent producers who offer completely unique products you can’t buy at the supermarket.”

The Chilli-eating competition will start at 3pm and is strictly open to over 18’s only.

Contestants must have no serious medical condition or illness, bring along identification and sign a waiver to participate.

The roadshow will also ‘pop up’ in the North West at Stockport on May 19th, Southport on June 16th, Warrington on August 4th and 5th and Lancaster on November 10th 2018.