Three for the price of one – fes­ti­val time in town

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IF YOU love chilli, beer or gin – or even all three – then you’re go­ing to love three events tak­ing place in South­port town cen­tre this week­end.

South­port’s Pop Up Chilli Fest makes its re­turn for a sec­ond year this Satur­day (June 16) 10am5pm in the Town Hall Gar­dens.

Dis­cover some of the best chilli pro­duc­ers from around the UK ex­hibit­ing ex­clu­sive and unique prod­ucts like mild to crazy ex­treme chilli sauces, naga cook­ing sauces, chilli plants, chilli mer­chan­dise and street food.

Things heat up with a live chilli eat­ing con­test mid-af­ter­noon.

You can also ex­pect live mu­sic with Sand­grounder Radio.

The event is brought to South­port by Chilli Fest UK with sup­port from South­port BID.

South­port BID CEO Hugh Evans said: “We were pleased when Chilli Fest or­gan­is­ers asked to bring their hugely suc­cess­ful tour­ing event to the town.

“It adds ex­tra colour and en­ter­tain­ment to the week­end and brings ex­tra visi­tors into the town.”

The third Beer Street also takes this week­end, on Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day (June 15-17), show­cas­ing the best of lo­cal, na­tional and international brew­eries with more than 80 beers on of­fer.

The event is hosted by Tap & Bot­tle, with the beer shop again tak­ing over Cam­bridge Ar­cade.

There are no ad­vance ticket sales, visi­tors pay for en­try when they ar­rive at the fes­ti­val and are wel­come to come and go as they please through­out the day.

Luke Ran­dles from Tap & Bot­tles said: “The idea was to cre­ate more of a mod­ern craft beer fes­ti­val, which is some­thing we haven’t had in this town be­fore.

“The fes­ti­val takes place at Tap & Bot­tles and out into Cam­bridge Ar­cade, mak­ing for a great at­mos­phere and more of a street party vibe than your av­er­age beer fes­ti­val.”

Rem­edy Gin Bar in the Town Hall Gar­dens will also be host­ing its Gin Lane mini-fes­ti­val on the same week­end to of­fer an al­ter­na­tive for those who are not beer fans.

South­port’s Pop Up Chilli Fest re­turns for a sec­ond year on Satur­day

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