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Weekend Picks: Birmingham Chilli Festival

Credit: Brindley Place

Birmingham’s hottest festival returns this weekend for its fifth year. At the chilli eating competition 20 participants will eat their way through some of the world’s hottest chillies in a battle to be crowned Birmingham’s Chilli King or Queen.

The Chilli Festival isn’t just about all things hot and spicy. It aims to showcase milder chillies and demonstrate how the colourful fruit can add depth to everyday dishes, regardless of whether you’re a spice fan or not.

As well as numerous food and drink stalls – all of which will be selling chilli-inspired produce – the family friendly festival will boast a variety of street entertainment and live music throughout the day."

– Alex Perrins, Marketing Executive at Brindleyplace