Ready for weekend of festivals
LOVERS of chilli, beer or gin can enjoy three great festivals taking place in Southport town centre this weekend.
Southport’s Pop Up Chilli Fest, free to attend, makes its return for a second year this Saturday (June 16) 10am-5pm in the Town Hall Gardens.
Discover some of the best chilli producers from around the UK exhibiting exclusive and unique products such as mild to extreme chilli sauces, naga cooking sauces, chilli plants, chilli merchandise and street food.
Things heat up with a live chilli-eating contest mid-afternoon, plus live music with Sandgrounder Radio.
The third Beer Street also takes place 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.
Visitors pay for entry when they arrive at the festival and can come and go as they please throughout the day.
Remedy Gin Bar in the Town Hall Gardens will also be hosting its Gin Lane mini-festival on the same weekend.