There isn’t really a lot that happens in the North West of England when it comes to proper Chilli Festivals and the like. So when something does pop up I like to try and go. I heard about the Southport Chilli Fiesta just a couple of days before it was due to happen. As it was a nice sunny day (for a change), and my wife was at home (not working for a change) we thought we’d drag the teenage boy out of his room and pop along and see what it was all about.
The “Holker Hall Chilli Festival” was music to my ears this first time I heard the phrase. I’ve never made a secret at my disappointment that most Chilli Festivals take place “down South” and normally involve a good couple hours drive for me. Holker Hall is about an hour from me. Naturally, I started to pay attention.