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Devon Fire & Spice Festival

18 August 2018 - 19 August 2018

| £2.50 – £15
Devon Fire & Spice Festival

Spice it Up!

Our chilli sauce traders will bring you the best chilli sauces, dips, jams and chutney that the UK and beyond has to offer. From hot chilli sauces that will blow your head off, to milder concoctions that just make the tongue tingle, we’ve got it covered. Need a spice mix for a mid-week fajita, or a spice rub for your barbecued brisket at the weekend.? We’ve got that too. Check out our list of exhibitors to see who’ll be there.

Get competitive!

We’ll be holding a BBQ competition (Saturday), two chilli eating competitions, a chilli-con-carne cook-off (Sunday) and we’ll also give you the opportunity to be the judge in our chilli and BBQ sauce competitions.

Talks and Cooking demos

Take a seat in the Talk Tent and listen to chilli growing experts and chefs share their wisdom. They’ll answer your questions and they might even need a helping hand on stage.

Not so hot……

Even we can’t live on chillies and BBQs alone, so we’ll have other exciting foods to try and buy, from flavoured spirits, hot gooey flapjacks with clotted cream, biltong, charcuterie, cheese, cooking sauces and ceramics.


We have a selection of streetfood caterers, from woodfired pizza and Devon Ruby steak burgers to freshly made Thai curries, to authentic American pit BBQ and Moroccan tagine.

BBQ Competition – Saturday

We are open for teams to enter the barbecue competition, comprising of 4 rounds: Ribs, Chicken, Burgers and Chef’s Choice. Bring your kit with you and get cooking, and after judging the public can try your food. The overall champion wins a ProQ Frontier Elite worth £280. Email us for more info on info@devonfireandspicefestival.co.uk

Chilli Cook-off Competition – Sunday

If you think you can cook a mean chilli-con-carne (or vegetarian chilli), well here’s your chance to prove it. Run by the UK Chilli Cook-off Association, in aid of the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent, this is your chance to compete against other teams to make the best gallon of chilli-con-carne in 4 hours. All preparation and cooking to be done onsite at the DFSF on Sunday 19th August. To register your team visit Chilli Cook-off Association’s website. So get a couple of friends together, perfect your recipe and enter your team now. Festival visitors can buy a spoon for charity to sample all the entries! Limited number of spoons available!

Chilli Eating Competition

Open to members of the public in it purely for the kudos of being a Devon Fire & Spice Chilli-eating Champion, the chilli eating competitions take place at 4.00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Run by the amazing Clifton Chilli Club , the rules are simple: the chillies start with mild, and get hotter, and hotter, and hotter! You have 2 minutes to finish each chilli, and you may not drink anything during the competition, no matter how good that chilled pint of milk in front of you looks! Last person standing (or sitting) wins.

BBQ and Chilli Sauce Competitions

Your chance to be the judge in our fun Sauce Competition. Make your way to the sauce competition tent to taste and vote on BBQ and chilli sauces made by the traders themselves.


18 August 2018
19 August 2018
£2.50 – £15


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Powderham Castle
Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ United Kingdom
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