Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned for third year

Monday June 3, 2019

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned to the heart of the town for a third year.

The event on Saturday June 1 attracted hundreds to Cambray Place.

Visitors had the opportunity to try a selection of the country’s best chilli-based produce and buy a wide range of products from chilli cheese to live chilli plants.

This year’s fiesta also saw the return of the ‘Clash of the Titans’, an extreme eating competition which isn’t for the faint-hearted and for adults only. Starting from mild and flavourful the contestants worked their way up the chilli heat list.

Eight brave souls took part in the chilli eating competition. Our 2018 champion Shahina Waseem triumphed again after a mighty battle with local man Barney.

The event was organised jointly by Chilli Fest UK and Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID). Please see here for full gallery.

Kevan Blackadder, BID Director, said: “This is one of our smaller but most popular events. It’s great to be able to buy something different in Cheltenham and then be able to visit the shops, restaurants and other businesses in the town.”