Derby Museums, in conjunction, with the Cathedral Quarter BID are delighted to announce the arrival of the very first Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta on Saturday 2 December 2017 at The Silk Mill Museum, Derby.

The Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta, will be a day of chilli mayhem with some of the best chilli producers from around the UK, exhibiting a variety of chilli products.

For those brave enough there will be an opportunity to compete in the Clash of the Titans Chilli Eating competition – an eye watering contest where contestants will eat some of the hottest chillies around.

Mohammed Suleman, Director of Resources at Derby Museums said:

We’re really excited to be hosting the first chilli festival in Derby – the perfect event to warm up our visitors this season. We’re hoping that the event will attract a new audience to the museum and for all visitors to have an opportunity to buy unique chilli themed products for Christmas.

Visitors will be invited to browse and buy a variety of chilli themed products from mild to extreme chilli sauces, chilli cheese, chilli oils, chilli merchandise and more.

If your taste-buds aren’t already tingling from the array of chillies on offer, you can sample authentic Caribbean street food and light refreshments from the Silk Mill Café.

Martin Langsdale, Chair of Cathedral Quarter BID Board and Management Group said:

The award-winning Cathedral Quarter is the quintessential Christmas destination with something for everyone. The Christmas Chilli Fiesta promises to be a fantastic addition, a unique event in the surrounds of the iconic Silk Mill Museum and offering visitors the opportunity to eat, drink, taste and buy products which cannot be found anywhere else, either for themselves or as a memorable Christmas gift.

Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta is guaranteed to entertain everyone – from the curious to the enthusiast with plenty of chillies to eat, drink, taste and buy.

Alexander Mustang, founder of the Chilli Fest UK said:

We are really excited to come to Derby to hold the first Christmas Chilli Fiesta. We hope the visitors from near and far will come out and support this fantastic event so that we can make it a regular event every year. We are also looking forward to seeing if the people of Derby can take their chillies!

Derby Christmas Chilli Fiesta will take place on Saturday 2 December 2017 at The Silk Mill Museum, Silk Mill Lane, Derby, DE1 3AF. Entrance fee £2 for over 16s. You can book your ticket ahead of the event at: