BBG’s Chile Pepper Festival Returns for 22nd Year!
Fiery Live Music from Around the World, Chile Pepper Farmers’ Market, and More than 30 Purveyors of Unique Artisanal Chile Pepper and Spicy Chocolate Delights
Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Release Date: June 26, 2014Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) hotly anticipated Chile Pepper Festival returns for its 22nd year on Saturday, September 27, 2014. One of the longest-running festivals of its kind on the East Coast, BBG’s Chile Pepper Festival features a full day of fiery live music and dance performances from international musicians; unique culinary creations showcasing chile peppers, spicy chocolates, and more; botanic tours of BBG’s own chile pepper plantings; a farmers’ market offering unusual peppers from around the world; and other activities inspired by the wide range of cultures that grow and use the chile. Visitors can sample or purchase spicy artisanal food products, explore the Garden, and kick back for live music on Cherry Esplanade, enjoying a special BBG café menu of chile-inspired dishes, craft beers, and other offerings.
Throughout the day, BBG’s Cherry Esplanade Stage will host a dynamic lineup of international musicians hailing from regions where chile peppers spice up the local food and culture:
Feel the Burn!, a marketplace to try and buy artisanal foodstuffs, returns with over 30 vendors of spicy and savory treats, including salsas, kimchi, spice rubs, pickles, pretzels, and dozens of hot sauces. A focus on independent purveyors—including many Brooklyn-based vendors—means visitors can sample and purchase one-of-a-kind products and meet small business owners with a passion for peppers. Many will offer products created especially for the Chile Pepper Festival. Among the vendors:
Over a dozen confectioners and chocolatiers present their spicy take on sweets at Chocolate Debauchery. Among the chile-chocolatiers at the festival:
A full list of savory and sweet vendors will be available soon at bbg.org/chilepepperfestival.
Throughout the day, the Chile Pepper Farm Stand will offer dozens of peppers for purchase from local growers. Visitors can partake in a Tour-de-Chile, exploring the chile collection in the Herb Garden.
This year’s Chile Pepper Festival is $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors (with ID), and free for kids under 12 and members. For more information on all performances, purveyors, programs, and activities, please visit bbg.org/chilepepperfestival.
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