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Reading Chilli Festival 2023

Sat 18 Jun, 10:00-17:00

If you like your food with a bit of a kick then you'll be pleased to hear that Reading Chilli Festival is returning for its fifth year! The ever-popular spicy event will be back in Reading town centre on Saturday, June 18th as part of the month-long food celebration, Eat Reading.

Products from around the world, from chilli sauces to chutneys, seeds and plants, spices and even chilli beer and cider will be on offer at the festival, with over 40 chilli and non-chilli stalls.

All non-food stalls will be located on Broad Street, with a fantastic selection of hot food and a pop-up pub run by Caversham’s Fox and Hounds will be sharing the Market Place area with the main entertainment stage.

​This year, the street food selection will include Mexican, Thai, Indian, Gormet Burgers and Hotdogs and delicious Cheesy Toasties!

The main stage in Market Place will feature local bands and artists playing throughout the day, interspersed with the now legendary Man v Food and Chilli Eating Competitions!

chilli stalls in broad street Reading with customers milling around
Man vs Food eating contest