The sun finally came out for the first day of Gower Chilli Festival 2015. This two day event runs 18th & 19th July 2015 at South Gower Sports Club, Scurlage, Gower (SA3 1BA). So what is Gower Chilli Festival?
It is a loosely specialist food festival based around chillies and chilli based foods, that incorporates food & craft tents, BBQ completions, a chilli cookoff, gormet food stalls, family activities, bands and a bar. Here is their website.
It is based in South Gower Sports Ground so includes access to their bar and clubhouse. There was a bit of chaos as the only real ale, the legendary Gower Gold was off on one pump and foaming on the other leading to a queue at the bar. But no one minded in the relaxed atmosphere and there was plenty of food to destract and engage you.
It is free to park but costs £5 to get in (£8 for both days).
There are sauces to try for every pallet from smokey BBQ, limes and pickles to nuclear tastebud disabling red hot chilli sauces. When there say XXX hot here they mean it!
So did I get anything? Of course I did, and as this was Gower Chilli Festival, I had to get some Gower sauces. ‘The Gower Scorpion’ and ‘Under Neath The Counter’ from Estelle’s Gower Goodies’ stall pictured above. You can find out all about her sauces at the Estelle’s Gower Goodies’ website here. I am a little bit nervous about using the ‘Under Neath the Counter’ it looks like a tongue battering firestarter!
Gower Chilli Festival was a relaxing and tastebud tingling day out today, and there is still a second day tomorrow for you to go to, DimExcuses.