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St Marks Will Be the Hottest Place in the City

Some like it hot, hot, hot….so Lincoln BIG is staging an unmissable event for people passionate about food and drink with an extra kick in it!

Date: 29th Aug '14

The Business Improvement Group has teamed-up with St Mark’s Shopping Centre to stage the first-ever Lincoln Chilli Fest on Saturday September 6 2014.

Chilli-lovers can get those tastebuds tingling, by visiting St Marks Square between 10.30am and 5.30pm, where they will be greeted by a range of colourful stalls, all laden with exciting temptations.

Chilli-producers from around the country will be offering shoppers and visitors an “extra warm” welcome, and giving them the chance to try and buy products ranging from hot sauces to chilli mojitos and chili tequila beer.

But it doesn’t stop there. The temperature promises to get even hotter in the afternoon, when we stage our  tongue-tingling Chilli-Eating Contest in The Garden at St Marks, at 3pm.

We can’t wait to see who will rise to the challenge of “going for the burn” by biting into some truly fiery chillies.  It’s going to be an eye-watering experience!

On a more relaxed note, everyone can also enjoy chilling out to some great sounds.  Strummin’ Steve (Steve Jackson) and Easy Bob, will be among duos playing some fantastic acoustic-style music in The Garden at St Mark’s during the day.

Lincoln BIG Events & Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “We are delighted to be teaming-up with St Marks once more to stage another “first” for Lincoln.

“If our Music in The Garden and Carnival in The Garden events earlier this Summer are anything to go by, it will be a great success.”

St Mark’s Shopping Centre Facilities Manager Nikki North said: “We are really looking forward to hosting the first Lincoln Chilli Fest at St Marks and hope visitors have a fantastic time.

“It is great to see new things like this taking place in Lincoln, I’m particularly looking forward to the Chilli-Eating Contest.”

Lincoln BIG also worked with Chilli Fest UK  to bring this great free event to the city.

More details can be found on the Visit Lincoln website.