Chile Pepper Festival 2018 Spicy Tastings & More

Festivals

Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Gates open at 10 a.m., festival begins at 11 a.m. Last admission at 5:30 p.m.

Advance tickets recommended! Members always enter free.

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Tastings

Brooklyn’s sizzling showcase of volcanic victuals, featuring tantalizing tastings from dozens of artisanal food vendors

People taste sauces at a food stand.
Photo by Liz Ligon.

And More

  • A performer breathes fire on a stage in front of musicians.

    Blazing Antics with Robbins & Ringold

    The masters of ceremony light up the stage with fire breathing, sword swallowing, and other fiery feats.

  • Three people pose at a table stacked with spicy condiments.

    Sahadi's Souk

    A Brooklyn tradition since 1895, Sahadi’s brings its award-winning Middle Eastern flavors to BBG.

  • A child and four adults look at different kinds of peppers laid out on a stone table.

    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Chile Chat

    Get the 411 on chile peppers with gardener and capsaicin connoisseur Gregory Seaton.

    Activity takes place in the Herb Garden

  • A child holds a seedling in a pot

    11 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Hot Chiles for Cool Kids

    Pot up a pepper plant to take home.

    Activity takes place in the Discovery Garden Pavilion

  • People look at books at an outdoor vendor table.

    11 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Peppery Pages Pop-up with Community Bookstore

    Peruse a sumptuous array of spicy titles from Brooklyn's favorite book shop.

  • Four panels of chile pepper graffiti art

    11 a.m.–6 p.m.

    Red Hot Street Art

    Enjoy chile-inspired murals, tote bags, and more by some of NYC’s finest street artists and muralists. Curated by Jeff Beler.

    • Albertus Joseph
    • Ariana Febles
    • Dirt Cobain
    • Elstabo
    • Hektad
    • Justin Winslow
    • Nile Onyx
    • Sean Slaney


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