Chile Pepper Festival 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Cherry Esplanade

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    • The Chile Pepper Farm Stand. Photo by Mike Ratliff.The Chile Pepper Farm Stand. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Alidu. Photo by Jeremy Goulder.Alidu. Photo by Jeremy Goulder.
    • Raaka Chocolate. Photo by Mike Grippi.Raaka Chocolate. Photo by Mike Grippi.
    • Robbins & Ringold. Left photo by Rebecca Bullene; right photo by Mike Ratliff.Robbins & Ringold. Left photo by Rebecca Bullene; right photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Visitors at Chile Pepper Festival. Photo by Mike Ratliff.Visitors at Chile Pepper Festival. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • Spicy Samples at Chile Pepper Festival. Photo by Jason Gardner.Spicy Samples at Chile Pepper Festival. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • Sir Kensington’s. Right photo by Joseph Lin. Sir Kensington’s. Right photo by Joseph Lin.
    • Taza Chocolate (left); photo by Michael Piazza. La Newyorkina Mexican Sweets (right); photo by Paul Wagtouicz.Taza Chocolate (left); photo by Michael Piazza. La Newyorkina Mexican Sweets (right); photo by Paul Wagtouicz.
    • Chile Pepper Farm Stand. Photo by Blanca Begert.Chile Pepper Farm Stand. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • TalavyaTalavya
    • Mama O's Premium KimchiMama O's Premium Kimchi
    • Chocolate Debauchery at Chile Pepper Festival. Photo by Jason Gardner.Chocolate Debauchery at Chile Pepper Festival. Photo by Jason Gardner.
    • Tee Chaoui Social ClubTee Chaoui Social Club
    • Brooklyn Delhi (left); photo by D. Robert Wolcheck. Apinya Thai Food Co. (right).Brooklyn Delhi (left); photo by D. Robert Wolcheck. Apinya Thai Food Co. (right).
    • Tipsy OxcartTipsy Oxcart
    • Brooklyn Soda Works (top left). Mike’s Hot Honey (top right); photo by Janelle Jones. Torchbearer Sauces (bottom left). Brooklyn Delhi (bottom right).Brooklyn Soda Works (top left). Mike’s Hot Honey (top right); photo by Janelle Jones. Torchbearer Sauces (bottom left). Brooklyn Delhi (bottom right).
    • JoMart Chocolates (left). Bacchanal Sauce (right); photo courtesy foodcurated.com.JoMart Chocolates (left). Bacchanal Sauce (right); photo courtesy foodcurated.com.
    • Shiro & The Raw DogsShiro & The Raw Dogs
    • Cumbiagra.Cumbiagra.
    • Rick's Picks (top left). Better Off Spread (top right); photo by Luke Barber-Smith. Pelzer's Pretzels (bottom); photo by Good Eggs.Rick's Picks (top left). Better Off Spread (top right); photo by Luke Barber-Smith. Pelzer's Pretzels (bottom); photo by Good Eggs.
    • A chile-head at Chile Pepper Festival. Photo by Blanca Begert.A chile-head at Chile Pepper Festival. Photo by Blanca Begert.

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    Hot Bands

    11:00–11:45

    Talavya
    Electrifying Indian tabla drumming

    Noon–12:45

    Tipsy Oxcart
    Bumpin’ Balkan beats

    1:00–2:00

    Shiro & the Raw Dogs
    Red-hot rockabilly

    2:15–3:15

    Cumbiagra
    Fiery Colombian cumbia

    3:30–4:30

    Tee Chaoui Social Club
    Old-school Cajun dancehall fresh from south Louisiana

    4:45–6:00

    Alidu
    Groovy Afro-soul and talking drums from Ghana

     

    Masters Of Ceremony Robbins & Ringold
    The Masters of Ceremony light up the stage with fire breathing, sword swallowing, and other blazing antics.

    Note: Due to a family emergency, the Cambodian Space Project will not be performing at the 2014 Chile Pepper Festival.


    Feel the Burn!

    11:00–6:00

    Meet award-winning chefs and sample their creations.

    Chile Pepper Farm Stand

    11:00–6:00

    Pick up a pepper from your favorite New York farmer.

    Fiery Delights

    11:00–3:00

    Hot Chiles For Cool Kids
    Pot up a pepper plant to take home.

    11:00–5:00

    Spice Racks
    Check out the chile books from BBG’s library.

    11:00–5:00

    Chile Pepper Paintings by Jonathan Blum
    Enjoy a display of capsaicin-inspired whimsical works.

    3:30–4:00
    4:30–5:00

    Herb Garden Tour-De-Chile
    Explore the Garden’s chile plants with BBG curator Maeve Turner.
    Tours meet at the north entrance of the Herb Garden

    Major Sponsor for Chile Pepper Festival:

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